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The most famous texts in Mahayana Buddhism are the Heart Sutra and the Diamond-Cutter Sutra. They are part of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajna-Paramita) tradition. Presented here are plain English translations of those two sutras and more. * Verses on the Collection of the Highest Qualities (the earliest Prajna-Paramita text), * An abridgement of the entire Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines (the central Prajna-Paramita text), * Selections from the Large Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom, * The Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines, * The Heart Sutra, * The Diamond-Cutter Sutra. In addition to notes to each of these translations, there are separate essays on the Perfection of Wisdom philosophy: * The Philosophy of the Perfection of Wisdom * Logic and Paradox: An Excursion into Nonsense? * The Heart Sutra: "Form is Emptiness"

The Heart of Buddhist Wisdom: Plain English Translations of the Heart Sutra, the Diamond-Cutter Sutra, and other Perfection of Wisdom Texts


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