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Wisdom Beyond Words

by Sangharakshita

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8120829484 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 295

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Hardcover

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Author: Sangharakshita
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 295
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120829484

Description

It is all very well to expect Buddhism to be meaningful to where we are here and now-but where is here and when is now?

Ever since the Buddha’s lifetime, people have been trying to express the ultimate meaning of Buddhism in a form that makes complete, rational sense. The Prajnaparamita, or Perfection of Wisdom, teachings offer a giddying counterbalance to this exercise, and a sophisticated slap in the face to anyone undertaking it.

Emerging two thousand years ago as the core-teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, texts such as the Ratnaguna-samcayagatha, the Diamond Sutra, and the Heart Sutrawere to give new impetus to the ideal of the bodhisattva: one whose entire energies are dedicated to the attainment of Enlightenment for the sake of all beings. They are unique, extraordinary teachings, addressing the practical, everyday concerns of Buddhists, but in a way that can leave the rational mind spinning.

Contents

EDITOR’S PREFACE

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM TRADITION

The Heart Sutra
The Sutra
Commentary
The Diamond Sutra
Introduction
The Sutra
A Strangely ordinary Beginning
The Essential revolution
The Nature of giving
How to recognize a Buddha
The Raft of the Dharma
Insight with a capital I
Hallowed Ground
Stretching the Mind to its Limits
A Sense of the Sublime
The Perfection of Patience
A Breath of Nonsense
Cut Down to Size
The Reality of the Buddha
Seeing Through Illusions
The Ratnaguna-Samcayagatha
The Great Mandala
The Sutra
For Heroic Spirits Intended
The Voice of the Buddha
No Wisdom Can We Get Hold of
A Leap of Faith
The Nature of the Bodhisattva
The Unfathomable Individual
Topsy-turvy Views
The Facts of Existence

NOTES AND REFERENCES

FURTHER READING

INDEX

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