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The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra (edition 2009)

by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Title:The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
Authors:Thich Nhat Hanh
Info:Parallax Press (2009), Edition: 20th Anniversary Edition, Paperback, 60 pages
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The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra by Thich Nhat Hanh



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Accessible commentary on a key early Mahayana text from the difficult Perfection of Wisdom literature. A good place to start when approaching this short but important text.
  JamesBlake | Jun 15, 2010 |
Very clear & concise for those that may be intimidated or lost from reading other texts. It's inspiring and will be a big help when looking to read similar books. ( )
  ToneM | Nov 17, 2009 |
"Recording of Thich Nhat Hanh's lecture on the Heart Sutra at Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach, California, on April 19, 1987."
This is not an abridgment of TNH's book of the same name, but rather a teaching given by Thay in 1987 at Green Gulch. As such, it complements the book and provides depth in understanding the Heart Sutra. Thich Nhat Hanh explains dependent arising and emptiness in terms of "Interbeing". ( )
  bodhisattva | Dec 12, 2007 |
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Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. In The Heart of Understanding, Thich Nhat Hanh offers a lucid and engaging interpretation of this core Buddhist text—The Heart Sutra—which is one of the most important sutras, offering subtle and profound teachings on nonduality.

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