Heart of Wisdom

Heart of Wisdom : An Explanation of the Heart Sutra

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This stimulating book challenges our underlying assumptions about ourselves and the world around us. Only by seeing things as they really are can we become free from the inner source of unhappiness. Are things as solid and real as they appear?; Realise the truth behind appearances; Discover the dream-like nature of our world; Cultivate the wisdom that liberates the mind. By skilfully explaining the dream-like nature of all things, the relationship between our mind and our world, and the extent to which we create our own reality, the author guides us towards a deep and unshakeable happiness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 16 line drawings, glossary, index
  • 0948006773
  • 9780948006777
  • 728,666

Table of contents

Introduction The Title and Homage The Background and Shariputra's Question The Paths of Accumulation and Preparation (1) The Paths of Accumulation and Preparation (2) The Path of Seeing The Path of Meditation The Path of No More Learning The Mantra and Exhortation Buddha's Approval and the Promise to Practise Conclusion A Method to Overcome Hindrances Dedication
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"....both excellent and comprehensive". - North American Board for East West Dialogue "An excellent book... for the serious student of Buddhism a better book would be hard to come across". - The Middle Way
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About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Since coming to the West in 1977, he has written a series of highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded several hundred Buddhist Centres throughout the world.
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