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Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra
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on 1 August 2015
One of the best introductions to the complexities of the 'Heart Sutra.' After reading the detailed 3 volume set of 'Gone Beyond' & 'Groundless Paths' which is a detailed analysis of the Perfection of wisdom sutra traditions, of the Kagu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. I wanted to read this book too, on the better known 'Heart Sutra.' I was delighted to find a manageable introduction to the whole topic of these important teachings within Buddhism. This book is also a very good commentary on the sutra itself. This will be of use to the general reader interested in this aspect of Buddhist philosophy, and the more experienced Buddhist reader alike.
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on 11 January 2014
Bought this because of the glowing reviews on American Amazon.
It was pretty good; a lighthearted(!) introduction to Buddhism with a few philosophical gleanings on top.
It was accessible and did not misconstrue or oversimplify things (although it remained very simple throughout).
All in all it was a good book, although by no means a "revolution" compared to previous books that aim to introduce Buddhism to the reader.
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on 1 August 2015
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