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Elaborations on Emptiness Donald S. Lopez Jr. 069100188X 9780691001883 TheHeart Sutrais perhaps the most famous Buddhist text, traditionally regarded as a potent expression of emptiness and of the Buddhas perfect wisdom. This brie
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Elaborations on Emptiness by Donald S. Lopez Jr.

TheHeart Sutrais perhaps the most famous Buddhist text, traditionally regarded as a potent expression of emptiness and of the Buddhas perfect wisdom. This brief, seemingly simple work was the subject of more commentaries in Asia than any other sutra. InElaborations on Emptiness, Donald Lopez explores for the first time the elaborate philosophical and ritual uses of theHeart Sutrain India, Tibet, and the West. Included here are full translations of the eight extant Indian commentaries. Interspersed with the translations are six essays that examine the unusual roles theHeart Sutrahas played: it has been used as a mantra, an exorcism text, a tantric meditation guide, and as the material for comparative philosophy. Taken together, the translations and essays that formElaborations on Emptinessdemonstrate why commentary is as central to modern scholarship on Buddhism as it was for ancient Buddhists. Lopez reveals unexpected points of instability and contradiction in theHeart Sutra, which, in the end, turns out to be the most malleable of texts, where the logic of commentary serves as a tool of both tradition and transgression.

Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 280

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1998-10-19

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ISBN: 069100188X


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