Essence of The Heart Sutra
Subtitle: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings (New Edition, 2015)
Written by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Translated by Geshe Thupten Ginpan
Softcover ~ 179 pages
This concise text, so rich and laden with meaning, concentrates the very heart of Buddhism into a powerful and evocative teaching on the interdependence of all reality. For more than two thousand years, the Heart Sutra has been part of the daily life of millions of Buddhists. In the Heart Sutra, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara describes how to train in the perfection of wisdom by seeing through the illusions of all things. The Dalai Lama goes through the text passage by passage, after an extensive introduction to the basics of Buddhism and the Mahayana tradition's emphasis on emptiness showing how understanding emptiness is a key to happiness and liberation from suffering.