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Delivering the Heart of Transcendental Discernment: An Explanation of The Heart Sutra
By: Peter Lunde Johnson

Delivering the Heart of Transcendental Discernment: An Explanation of The Heart Sutra <br>By: Peter Lunde Johnson


 
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Author: Peter Lunde Johnson
Format: Paperback (8.5" x 11")
ISBN: 9798593119438
Publication Date: 2020

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The Heart Sutra is the most often recited, copied and interpreted scripture in the Buddhist canon, revered for its eloquence, its conciseness, its ability to encapsulate the essence of Buddhist teachings in the fewest words and its efficacy in facilitating the arousal of introspective meditation with a transcendental discernment of life's purpose.

This book is an in-depth exploration of this scripture that includes English translations of:
  • All classical Chinese versions of the sutra as well as Sanskrit and Tibetan versions
  • Two of its renowned commentaries:
    1. A Brief Commentary Explaining The Heart Sutra By Fazang of the Chinese Garland (Huayan) Sutra School
    2. A Secret Key to The Heart Sutra by Kukai of the Japanese Mantra (Shingon) School
  • Four classic essays on the seamless blending of the transcendental nature of life's purpose found in the dialectical principle ('emptiness') and the mutually dependent conditions that arise from the phenomena of sentient existence ('form') from Dushun and Fazang of the Chinese Garland (Huayan) Sutra School
  • Other supplemental translations relevant to the subject
Also included is:
  • An introduction that:
    1. Analyzes its passages in ten parts to show how it serves as an ever deeper introspective meditation on the mind and the transcendental nature of its purpose
    2. Explains the terms and concepts found in these different passages of the sutra
    3. Provides some history on its traditional East Asian versions and interpreters
  • Comprehensive footnotes that offer a background on Buddhist concepts and history relevant to the subject.
  • Pronunciation guides for reciting the sutra in Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tibetan.
Delivering the Heart of Transcendental Discernment: An Explanation of The Heart Sutra, Peter Lunde Johnson, An Lac Publications, Paperback (8.5" x 11"), 206 pages, $24.95

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