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Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings
Author Thupten Jinpa ; 第十四世達賴喇嘛=H. H. Dalai Lama
PublisherWisdom Publications
Publisher Url
LocationBoston, MA, US [波士頓, 麻薩諸塞州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
NoteOriginally published: 2002. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Keyword中道=The Middle Way; 心經=Heart Sutra; 手印=mudra=finger-prints=seals=signet-rings=mystic positions of the hand; 佛性=Buddhahood=Buddha-gotra=Buddha Nature=Buddha-dhatu; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 佛教經典=Buddhist Scriptures=Sutra; 咒語=真言=陀羅尼=Mantra ; 法師=Master; 空性=Sunyata=Sunnata=Emptiness; 長行=契經=修多羅=Sutra; 苯教=Bon; 修行方法=修行法門=Practice; 涅槃=Parinibbana=Nibbana=Nirvana; 般若波羅密多=般若=Prajnaparamita=Prajna=Perfection of Wisdom; 喇嘛=Lama; 菩薩=Bodhisattva; 菩薩道=菩薩行=The Bodhisattva Path=The Bodhisatta Path; 慈悲心=Compassion=Metta=Loving Kindness=Maitri; 達賴喇嘛=Dalai Lama; 龍樹=龍猛=Nagarjuna=kLu-sgrub; 觀音菩薩=觀世音菩薩=Avalokiteshvara
AbstractFor more than 2,000 years, the Heart Sutra has been of central importance to millions of Buddhists. Whether memorized, chanted, or studied, this sacred text is often looked to for inspiration. Based on talks the Dalai Lama gave in the spring of 2001, Essence of the Heart Sutra is a masterful translation of the Dalai Lama's teachings and reflections on the Heart Sutra, teachings that provide fresh insights on a mainstay of Buddhist practice. In addition to providing the words of the Dalai Lama, this book also brings together an overview of Buddhism, background material, and complete commentaries to elucidate the teachings and place them in their proper context. These bonus materials make Essence of the Heart Sutra a book that can be valued by beginners as well as one that provides seasoned Buddhists with many delightful new facts and ideas. A deeply profound and powerful book, Essence of the Heart Sutra provides precious thoughts on how to appreciate life's endeavor.

Table of contents
Editor's Preface
I: Buddhism in Context
Chapter 1: The Quest for Inner Development
Chapter 2: Religion in Today's World
Many Teachings, Many Paths
Maintaining One's Own Tradition
Sharing Each Other's Traditions
Learning from Other Traditions
Chapter 3: The Foundations of Buddhism
De_ning Features
The Buddha
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
The Af_ictions
Abandoning the Causes of Suffering
Chapter 4: The Great Vehicle
The Mahayana School
Nagarjuna and the Great Vehicle
Origins of the Great Vehicle
Chapter 5: Freedom from Suffering
Suffering and Compassion
Integrating All the Teachings
II: The Heart Sutra
The Text of the Heart Sutra
Chapter 6: The Opening
The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras
Giving the Title and Paying Homage
The Origin of the Teaching
Essence and Form
Chapter 7: Entering the Bodhisattva Path
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Noble Sons and Noble Daughters
Buddha Nature
The Way Things Are
Chapter 8: Sel_essness in Context
Ultimate Bodhichitta
The Doctrine of No-self
The Four Seals
Chapter 9: Interpreting Emptiness
The Two Types of Sel_essness
The Mind-only Interpretation
De_nitive Versus Provisional Interpretations
The Middle Way Interpretation
The Two Middle Way Schools
Emptiness and Dependent Origination
Chapter 10: Developing an Unmistaken View of Reality
Correctly Refuting Intrinsic Existence
Understanding the Two Truths
Traditions of Interpretation
The Eight Aspects of Emptiness
Chapter 11: Attaining the Result
The Emptiness of All Phenomena
The Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom
The Implicit Meaning of the Heart Sutra
All Rejoice
III: The Way of the Bodhisattva
Chapter 12: Generating Bodhichitta
A Gradual Approach
The Seven-Point Cause-and-Effect Method
Equalizing and Exchanging Oneself and Others
Self-Cherishing Versus Cherishing Others
The Practice of Giving and Taking
Generating Bodhichitta
Appendix: Thorough Elucidation of the Meaning of the Words: An Exposition of the "Heart of Wisdom" Jamyang Gawai Lodr" (1429-1503)
ISBN0861712846 (pbk)
Created date2005.06.10

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