The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra

The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the
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  • The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • English
  • 14 November 2018
  • 0938077112

About the Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

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10 thoughts on “The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra

  1. Bryan says:

    my favorite book of last summer it s short so read it three times in a week it will help you realize that you are a tree

  2. Blaine says:

    No one but Thay could make the Abhidharma technicalities and mind bending paradoxes of emptiness of the Heart Sutra read like simple breathing while looking at clouds The highest wisdom, prajnaparamita, in Thay s hands shows you its immediacy and practicality for everyday living After reading and reviewing six different books on the Heart Sutra, his was the one I chose to teach from Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha September 2018 UpdateDon t miss Thay s new version of this book, now No one but Thay could make the Abhidharma technicalities and mind bending paradoxes of emptiness of the Heart Sutra read like simple breathing while looking at clouds The highest wisdom, prajnaparamita, in Thay s hands shows you its immediacy and practicality for everyday living After reading and reviewing six different books on the Heart Sutra, his was the one I chose to teach from Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha September 2018 UpdateDon t miss Thay s new version of this book, now titled The Other Shore A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries In it Thay provides his new translation and explains why it is needed and how the standard translation and its variations has often been the source of misinterpretations and misunderstandings of the central teaching of emptiness

  3. Hannah Garden says:

    Y0u can t really three star a sweet little treatise 0n h0w t0 be m0re kind and m0re aware 0f the hearts 0f pe0ple ar0und y0u, s0 this gets f0ur stars, because Thich Nhat Hanh, I like y0u m0re in the0ry than in practice, y0u 0l dry t0ngued devil.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Oh my gosh Profound Everything contains everything else When you really take the time to absorb the meaning of this book, it s quite life changing.

  5. Annie says:

    To be is to inter be You cannot just be by yourself alone, you have to inter be with every other thing This sheet of paper is, because everything else is In the light of Buddhist meditation, love is impossible without understanding You cannot love someone if you do not understand them If you do not understand what you love, it is not love it is something else

  6. Phuong Vy Le says:

    What who you think you really know Over the past one year, whenever encounter anyone who sounds wise and open, I always ask s he that question I wonder whether we ever truly know anything anyone in this world, since everything everyone change every single second And if we hardly know anyone anything, why we even bother trying to get to know or to learn because mastery of something or truly knowing someone are all illusions This question arose from some personal experiences during my 2 What who you think you really know Over the past one year, whenever encounter anyone who sounds wise and open, I always ask s he that question I wonder whether we ever truly know anything anyone in this world, since everything everyone change every single second And if we hardly know anyone anything, why we even bother trying to get to know or to learn because mastery of something or truly knowing someone are all illusions This question arose from some personal experiences during my 24 Throughout that time, I got different answers One talked about the Known, The Unknown, The Unknow able Some claim the only one person they know are themselves and the only thing they really know is what they want to do Some said we know nothing Some said they know their bff, their mother, their children Some just didn t answerAnd, I stopped questioning since I thought it was enough and it might go nowhere Getting other s answer doesn t really help me clarify my own.But Thay made it so simple so clear Views, knowledge, and even wisdom are solid, and can block the way of understanding Understanding flows If I keep trying to know things, I will never know them truly, as they change constantly, and I will feel frustrated But if I try to understand something, it means that Im aware of the context where it is, be one with it to look deeply into its nature, but never assume that it would remain unchanged.Reading this small book was a really liberating experience for me

  7. Victor says:

    This felt like a good introduction, but it s hard to judge its accuracy if I do not knowabout what Buddhism is I appreciate the clarity of Nhat Hanh s arguments for his interpretation, for resolving putative contradictions in the heart sutra The writing was clear enough and concise As someone trained in analytic philosophy, I have a few complaints One is the misrepresentation of the Problem of Evil, which cannot be resolved simply by saying that good must coexist with evil if either This felt like a good introduction, but it s hard to judge its accuracy if I do not knowabout what Buddhism is I appreciate the clarity of Nhat Hanh s arguments for his interpretation, for resolving putative contradictions in the heart sutra The writing was clear enough and concise As someone trained in analytic philosophy, I have a few complaints One is the misrepresentation of the Problem of Evil, which cannot be resolved simply by saying that good must coexist with evil if either exist Western philosophy does not have to rule out this possibility, but they probably would not find it as obviously true Instead, the Problem of Evil is a problem about the coherence of a particular conception of the Christian God one handed down to us by philosophers of the modern period, and therefore, I don t know if it reflects the God that Christians currently believe in Another is that I m still curious about the step from inter being to its moral psychological significance Recognizing the essential ways that we are causally connected is not enough to make us care People are, for example, notoriously bad at recognizing the value of their own future selves, and thereby neglect to plan for their own future well being This is so even if it is easy to see how we are connected to our own future selves If the step from inter being to some claim of moral significance is supposed to be about how we should react instead of how we do react, psychologically, then I am still left wondering how that argument gets filled out or attempt to fill it in one day when I havetime Further, I am not so sure that a teenage prostitute who feels compelled by her circumstances to sell her body will find any comfort in recognizing how her place in the world depends on ours how she is here because the rest of us are there Maybe recognizing this inter being will allow her to see how she should not wallow in self pity and debilitating doubt because she gets insight into who is blameworthy and responsible and who is not Maybe it s the way that stoicism might be therapeautic when it tries to distinguish between what we have control over and what we do not And maybe on the flip side, it is good for us to recognize our culpability in her suffering so that we feelcompelled to change her position relative to ours, since it is because of our position that she is in hers Perhaps that consoles More likely, individuals will differ, but I suspect some teenaged prostitutes, or anyone else that is left undignified by our social and political institutions and legacy of domination and oppression, will resent the system that creates her situation and allows her to be abused That s not to say that this is an irresolvable problem, but I wishwas said Lastly, I am curious about similarities between Buddhist inter being and the South African concept of ubuntu sometimes translated as I am, because of you , since I have been thinking about how to make sense of that One apparent difference is that ubuntu tends to root these interconnections in terms of humanity, and not in terms of every physical thing So, it would be easier to leave out animal welfare on the ubuntu view, without some supplement or adjustment, but less so on the blueprint of Buddhist thought that Nhat Hanh presents here But it wasn t as mysterious as I might have thought coming from a secular, analytic philosophy perspective and there were some interesting arguments to dwell on

  8. Thomas says:

    The heart of Buddhism with Zen leanings is encapsulated in this slim and poetic volume, but this book is for everyone If you don t know Buddha from butter, it won t matter It s probably the best introduction to the fundamental concepts of dependent origination and emptiness I have come across, without the didacticism or defensiveness that often accompaniesscholarly explanations It s simple, the way it s supposed to be The way it is

  9. Julie says:

    I always read books like these and wish I could bespiritual than I am Or maybe not evenspiritual, butable to harness these messages in my daily life I love the ideas of Buddhism, but I m pretty solidly enmeshed in my passions In any case, it s good to keep reading and thinking and trying This little book has a lot about emptiness and interbeing how everything contains everything else within it and nothing could exist without everything else I like it.

  10. Sienna says:

    Lovely short meditation on indivisibility.