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A landmark publication when it first appeared in 1958, Buddhist Wisdom offered Western readers a unique combination of both The Diamond Sutra — one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism — and The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all Buddhist texts, in a single authoritative volume. With its appearance in the Vintage Spiritual Classic series, this definitive translation by the Western scholar of Buddhism Edward Conze is now available to a new generation of readers.

Synopsis:

A landmark publication from its first appearance more than forty years ago, Buddhist Wisdom offers Western readers a unique combination of what Buddhists worldwide consider the holiest of holy texts — The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, or scriptures, ascribed to the early centuries of the first millennium.

The Diamond Sutra, or the "Perfection of Wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt", is one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism and provides a summary of the core concepts of the Buddha. The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all Buddhist texts, sets out to formulate the very "heart" or essence of perfect wisdom and is studied with special reverence in Zen monasteries and the Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726002
Editor:
Thornton, John F.
Editor:
Varenne, Susan
Translator:
Conze, Edward
Editor:
Varenne, Susan
Editor:
Thornton, John F.
Author:
Thornton, John F.
Author:
Varenne, Susan
Author:
Conze, Ed
Author:
Simmer-Brown, Judith
Translator:
Conze, Edward
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Tripiòtaka
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
buddhism;religion;sutra;heart sutra
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Spiritual Classic Original
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.47 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A landmark publication from its first appearance more than forty years ago, Buddhist Wisdom offers Western readers a unique combination of what Buddhists worldwide consider the holiest of holy texts — The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, or scriptures, ascribed to the early centuries of the first millennium.

The Diamond Sutra, or the "Perfection of Wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt", is one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism and provides a summary of the core concepts of the Buddha. The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all Buddhist texts, sets out to formulate the very "heart" or essence of perfect wisdom and is studied with special reverence in Zen monasteries and the Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries.

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