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Analysis of the Abhisamayalamkara
Analysis of the Abhisamayalamkara
By: Obermiller, E.
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The Abhisamayalamkara is the text used in the Tibetan monastic curriculum to teach the path to Buddhahood.
The Indian teacher Asanga requested the future Buddha Maitreya to systematize the teachings on the path from the large and diffused Prajna-paramita Sutras, and this book is the result. It is a concise outline work, so it is studied in Tibet with the help of commentaries and study manuals.
Arrow to the Heart: A Commentary on the Heart Sutra
By: Ken McLeod
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An Arrow to the Heart is an exciting, trail-blazing, non-traditional translation and commentary of the Heart Sutra, an ancient and highly revered text in Mahayana Buddhism. This sutra is a concise presentation of the emptiness of all experience. Almost cryptic in its brevity, it confounds and inspires all who read it.
Arya Sri Astasahasrika Prajnaparamitasutram, with Abhisamayalamkaraloka Prajnaparamita vyakhya of Acharya Haribhadra, tr. into Sanskrit and Nepalbhasa by Divyavraja Vrajacharya
Arya Sri Astasahasrika Prajnaparamitasutram, with Abhisamayalamkaraloka Prajnaparamita vyakhya of Acharya Haribhadra, tr. into Sanskrit and Nepalbhasa
By: Divyavraja Vrajacharya
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These days, throughout the world and especially in this powerful nation of America, it is common to see developments in the fields of science that are increasing our general understanding of how matter exists and functions from an external point of view. The scientists doing this research deserve continuous praise for their analyses of various aspects of reality; regardless of whether or not they believe in the Buddha, their work has confirmed many aspects of his teaching.

Buddhist Scriptures, A rich new selection of writings that reveal the core teachings of the Buddhist tradition
By: Donald Lopez
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While Buddhism has no central text comparable to the Bible or Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha. In this rich anthology, eminent scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr., brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from such languages as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of qualities and qualifications for a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast and profound nature of the Buddhist tradition
Buddhist Wisdom
By: Conze, Edward
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A landmark publication from its first appearance more than forty years ago, Buddhist Wisdom offers Western readers a unique combination of what Buddhists worldwide consider the holiest of holy texts
Ceaseless Echos of the Great Silence
Ceaseless Echoes of the Great Silence: A Commentary on the Heart Sutra Prajnaparamita
By: Palden Sherab Rinpoche
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"I bow to Prajnaparamita, the Wisdom Gone Beyond! These days, throughout the world and especially in this powerful nation of America, it is common to see developments in the fields of science that are increasing our general understanding of how matter exists and functions from an external point of view. The scientists doing this research deserve continuous praise for their analyses of various aspects of reality; regardless of whether or not they believe in the Buddha, their work has confirmed many aspects of his teaching.
Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra
By: Heng-ching Shih
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The Pan-jo po-lo-mi-to hsin-ching yu-tsan is especially significant and unique in that K'uei-chi commented on the Heart Sutra from both Madhyamikan and Yogacarin perspectives. Thus, it became the only source of the Fa-hsiang school's view of Prajnaparamita thought.
Diamond Sutra, The Perfection of Wisdom
By: Red Pine
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Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of "mind-to-mind transmission" without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over the world, and The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism.
Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen master, poet, and peace activist, has been a monk for 50 years. In 1967, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Ir. He lives in southwestern France where he teaches, writes, gardens, and works to help those in need. He travels regularly leading retreats on "the art of mindful living." He is author of Being Peace, Peace is Every Step, Old Path White Clouds, The Sun My Heart, and many other books.

Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra
Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra
By: Lopez
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Uses of the Heart Sutra
The Heart Sutra is perhaps the most famous Buddhist text, traditionally regarded as a potent expression of emptiness and of the Buddha's perfect wisdom. This brief, seemingly simple work was the subject of more commentaries in Asia than any other sutra. In Elaborations on emptiness, Donald Lopez explores for the first time the elaborate philosophical and ritual uses of the Heart Sutra in India, Tibet, and the west.
Elaborations on Emptiness, Lopez
Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra
By: Donald S. Lopez
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The Heart Sutra is perhaps the most famous Buddhist text, traditionally regarded as a potent expression of emptiness and of the Buddha's perfect wisdom. This brief, seemingly simple work was the subject of more commentaries in Asia than any other sutra. In Elaborations on emptiness, Donald Lopez explores for the first time the elaborate philosophical and ritual uses of the Heart Sutra in India, Tibet, and the west.
Epistemology and Spiritual Authority
Epistemology and Spiritual Authority
By: Vittorio A. van Bijlert
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The development of epistemology and logic in the old Nyaya and the Buddhist school of epistemology with an annotated translation of Dharmakirti's Pramanavartikka II (Pramanasiddhi) VV. 1-7


Epistemology and Spiritual Authority, Vittorio A. van Bijlert, Arbeitskreis fur Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, Paperback, 191pp.
Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings
By: Dalai Lama
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The Heart Sutra contains Buddhism's most direct, most succinct teaching about the true nature of our own being and of all reality. These subtle and easily misunderstood teachings lie at the very heart of all Buddhist wisdom, and a thorough understanding of them is essential for attaining what the Dalai Lama calls "an unmistaken view of reality" - a view that brings about true liberation from the source of all suffering.
Groundless Paths: The Prajaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Nyingma Tradition
Groundless Paths: The Prajaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Nyingma Tradition
By: Karl Brunnholzl
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The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all the topics in the vast body of the prajnaparamita sutras. Resembling a zip-file, it only comes to life through its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. Together, these texts not only discuss the "hidden meaning" of the prajnaparamita sutras, the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas, but also serve as contemplative manuals for the explicit topic of these sutras--emptiness--and how it is to be understood on the progressive levels of realization of bodhisattvas.
Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra
Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra
By: Karl Brunnholzl
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Brunnholzl is a brilliant teacher whose devotion and energy have resulted in this rich, wide-ranging study of the Heart Sutra, the page-and-a-half-long text that contains the entire essence of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. In 160 pages of fast-moving explication, he quotes sources as varied as Janis Joplin and Ludwig Wittgenstein, probes the text, explains its terminology, and answers students questions.
Heart of Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond Sutra, the Heart Sutra, and Other Perfection of Wisdom Texts <br> Richard H. Jones
Heart of Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond Sutra, the Heart Sutra, and Other Perfection of Wisdom Texts
Richard H. Jones
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The most famous texts in Mahayana Buddhism are the Heart Sutra and the Diamond-Cutter Sutra. They are part of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajna-Paramita) tradition. Presented here are plain English translations of those two sutras and more. Verses on the Collection of the Highest Qualities (the earliest Prajna-Paramita text), An abridgement of the entire Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines (the central Prajna-Paramita text), Selections from the Large Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom, The Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines, The Heart Sutra, The Diamond-Cutter Sutra.
Heart of Prajna Paramita
Heart of Prajna Paramita: Verses Without a Stand and Prose Commentary
By: Master Hsuan Hua
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The Heart Sutra is familiar to Buddhists everywhere. What makes this volume special are the standless verses composed by the late Venerable Master Hsuan Hua to annotate each section of the sutra. The verses take their name from the line of the verse of the Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng that say, "The bright mirror has no stand." These standless verses, filled with the flavor of Chan meditation, delve into the deeper meanings of the sutra. The commentary of the Master, which covers both the sutra text proper and the standless verses, is rich in classic definitions of terms and concepts and sprinkled with stories and illustrations that both appeal to the people and the world of today and tomorrow.
Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra
Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra
By: Mu Soeng
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Though The Heart Sutraa is an ancient Buddhist scripture, scholars are now discovering how it offers insight into the nature of an ultimate reality perceived through intuitive wisdom. Fascinatingly, quantum physicists are increasingly discovering interesting parallels between science and the basic insights of The Heart Sutra. In this important offering, Mu Soeng shows how the intellectual and the intuitive can begin to meet. In offering a commentary on this important piece of the world's great religious literature, The Heart of the Universe establishes a broad context to encounter The Heart Sutra on many levels -- historical, spiritual, and empirical -- each serving to interdependently illuminate the other.
Heart Sutra
Heart Sutra
By: Red Pine
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For this new translation into English, Red Pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication. The result is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.
Heart Sutra Explained
By: Lopez, Donald S., Jr.
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The "Heart Sutra Explained" offers new insights of "emptiness and form," and on the mantra, "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth-century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources.
Heart Sutra
Heart Sutra: : An Oral Teaching
By: Geshe Sonam Rinchen
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Understanding the nature of reality is the key to liberation.  The Buddha's teachings on emptiness can lead us to this understanding-and the Heart Sutra, the most concise of the Perfection of Wisdom sutras, contains the essence of these teachings.  This short gem of a book shows how distorted perceptions and disturbing emotions arising from our misunderstanding of reality an be completely uprooted, resulting in freedom from suffering.  The author's long experience in teaching Western students at the Dalai Lama's Library of Tibetan Works and Archives makes the Heart Sutra an ideal introduction for westerners to this imprint subject.
Heart Sutra:  Practices and Instruction
Heart Sutra: Practices and Instruction for Retreat
By: As Advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Practical instructions on how to meditate on emptiness: how the experience of meditating on emptiness should feel, how to avoid mistakes in your meditation, and keys for laying a successful foundation for your practice. Also provided are all the necessary materials for completing a Heart Sutra retreat, including root text and sadhana, teachings on the Heart Sutra, and advice on how to integrate your retreat experience into daily life.
Interdependence and Emptiness, Teaching On
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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[...] This teaching is on the prajnaparamita, the perfection of knowledge. Even to go through the “Heart Sutra” in its entirety would be impossible in the time we have at our disposal. First of all, I do not understand it and second of all, without enough time, the instruction would be left like a body without a head or feet. However the essence of prajnaparamita is fully explained in one verse which is found at the end of the “Heart Sutra”. I will use that verse as the format for explaining prajnaparamita. [...]
Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom
By: Conze, Edward (tr/ed)
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With the division of the AbhisamayaLankara
"This is a translation of one of the most important expressions of Mahayana Buddhism by the foremost Western authority on the perfect wisdom literature."...It warrants careful sutdy by anyone wishing to 'get into' the thought-world and the experiential frame of reference of Mahayana Buddhism. - Religious Studies Review
Logic of Unity: The Discovery of Zero and Emptiness in Prajnaparamita Thought
By: Matsuo, Hosaku
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This clear and elegant translation reveals how a modern Japanese thinker dared to show the basic flaw of Western epistemology. In unmasking this limitation, Matsuo presents an Eastern view of a unified experience and provides an epistemological basis for comparative philosophy.
Ornament of Clear Realization: The Prajnaparamita Teachings
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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This Prajnaparamita text along with its shorter versions of 25,000 and 8,000 verses came from the great tantric practitioner Nagarjuna who lived in the first century A. D. The Ornament comprises 80 distinct points and these points are memorized in Tibetan monastic colleges and are an integral part of a Buddhist education. For this reason, each of these points and their Tibetan names have been included in the extensive outline of this book. The present book is a commentary by Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa on the Prajnaparamita of the Maitreya Buddha.
Perfect Wisdom: The Short Prajnaparamita Texts
By: Edward Conze
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The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras (The Short Prajnaparamita Texts) were composed in India between approximately 100 BC and AD 600. Those contained within this volume are among the shorter ones; they are also some of the most well known such as Perfection of Wisdom in 700 lines, The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra.
Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines & Its Verse Summary
By: Edward Conze
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After the Torah, the Koran and the Gospels, the Indian Literature of the “Perfection of Wisdom” has had the greatest impact on the religious consciousness of mankind. Its composition extended for over seven hundred years, and here we offer the reader the first two works which were composed in South India between 100 B.C. and A.D. 100. These documents are not only indispensable to those who wish to understand the mentality of the East, they still carry a potent spiritual message; and those who desire to diminish their personal worries by the disciplined contemplation of the spiritual, they could make no better choice.
Prajnaparamita in Tibetan Buddhism
Prajnaparamita in Tibetan Buddhism
By: Obermiller
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This remarkable literature has been called the most important of the texts treasured by the Madhyamika and the very foundation of Mahayana metaphysics.
These texts teach a non-systematic religious philosophy, fervent in devotion and rich in poetic expression, centering on the notion that all is emptiness.
Obermiller analyses the doctrine of Prajnaparamita or Transcendental Wisdom. It is based on Tibetan exegetical literature which is considered by learned Tibetan tradition to be the most important text as a summary of the Prajnaparamita sutras, and as the text containing the special theory of the marga or the path to attainment of Nirvana according to the Mahayanistic standpoint.
Prajnaparamita Literature
By: Edward Conze
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First published in 1958, Edward Conze's "Prajnaparamita Literature" is considered to be a pioneering study on this particular subject, as until that time it had been largely ignored by western scholars.
"Prajnaparamita Literature" provides an informative survey and annotated bibliography of the literature throughout Asia that has been written about this subject.
Prajnaparamita: The Six Perfections
Prajnaparamita: The Six Perfections
By: Palden Sherab Rinpoche
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Based on his teachings given at the Padmasambhava Buddhist Society in Florida during 1989, Palden Sherab Rinpoche reveals in "Prajnaparamita: The Six Perfections," ancient knowledge as a step by step process in training the mind of enlightenment. Written in a clear and sublime manner, this profound work illuminates the six paramitas (perfections) of generosity, self-discipline, tolerance or patience, joyful effort, concentration and wisdom in a universal, dynamic and practical template for cultivating a new way of being.


Prajnaparamita: The Six Perfections, Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Sky Dancer Press, 102 pages, $15.
Prajnaparamitavajracchedikasutram with Prajnaparamitavajracchedikatika,  Kamashila
Prajnaparamitavajracchedikasutram with Prajnaparamitavajracchedikatika
By: Kamashila
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Prajnaparamitavajracchedikasutram with Prajnaparamitavajracchedikatika, Acarya Kamalasila, Tibetan version edited and restored into Sanskrit by Acharya Pema Tenzin, Hardcover, CIHTS, $18.00
Profound Wisdom of the Heart Sutra
By: Bokar Rinpoche
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The Heart Sutra is one of the most famous texts of Buddhism. Here Shakyamuni Buddha, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and Shariputra together with Prajnaparamita, the Mother of all Buddhas reveal to us the wisdom that views phenomena as they are. Bokar Rinpoche penetrates the essence of this sutra transcending words and images.
Record of Traces and Dreams: The Heart Sutra
Record of Traces and Dreams: The Heart Sutra
By: Kido Inoue
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"The purpose of a reclusive monk such as myself audaciously presenting a volume like this is to transmit the True Dharma and the Great Compassion of Buddha. In doing this, I wish to highlight the fact that the Heart Sutra is an outstanding guidebook for the path to liberation and for the practice of the Buddha Way. This sutra describes the Ultimate Path in a most straightforward manner. I would like you to know that by exerting yourself daily in the way it describes the time will come without a doubt when the results of your effort will manifest." -Master Kido Inoue
Thunderous Silence: A Formula for Ending Suffering
Thunderous Silence: A Formula for Ending Suffering: A Practical Guide to the Heart Sutra
By: Rev. Dosung Moojin Yoo
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"Thunderous Silence" is a lively and accessible exposition of the Heart Sutra; it throws new light on this essential Buddhist text through step-by-step analysis and an easy, conversational voice. Dosung Yoo examines the sutra phrase by phrase, using rich explanations and metaphors drawn from Korean folklore, quantum physics, Charles Dickens, and everything in between to clarify subtle concepts for the reader. This book invites us to examine the fundamentals of Buddhism--The Four Noble Truths, emptiness, enlightenment--through the prism of the Heart Sutra. Both those new to Buddhism and longtime practitioners looking to revisit a core text from a fresh perspective will find this work appealing.
Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: A General Explanation <br> By Hsuan Hua
Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: A General Explanation
By Hsuan Hua
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Also known as the Diamond Sutra (Jin Gang Jing), explains the principle and tendency of the emptiness of nature. Includes commentary. 2nd edition.
What am I? The Heart Sutra for Everyone
By: Albert Low
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How strange is the Prajnaparamita Hridaya! A Buddhist acolyte complained to his teacher, I have an eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind, so why does the Prajnaparamita Hridaya say that I do not? His teacher said, I dont know, I must send you to a Zen master; he will know. A Zen master might well reply, To answer that question you must first know what was your face before your parents were born! or, What are you? The most familiar of all the sutras the Heart sutra is chanted regularly in Zen temples and monasteries, but for most it is opaque and impenetrable. Dr Albert Low uses his vast experience, coming from years of practice and teaching, to guide the reader through the difficult terrain of the Prajnaparamita Hridaya using non-technical language, many stories and references to the Zen koans. He encourages the reader to use the mind in a new, creative way. He shows that for all its strangeness the sutra has a vital message for anyone who has asked the question, What am I? What meaning has my life? What happens after death? or Why must we suffer so?