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The Heart Sutra conveys Perfect Wisdom in its most terse form, yet is still a profoundly beautiful text. Sangharakshita explains its dramatic structure and leads us through its mysterious content.
N.B. Reference for this lecture: Buddhist Wisdom Books, translated by E. Conze. (Allen & Unwin, 1958)
Talk given in 1967.
|2.||The sutra (3:54)|
|3.||What is a Prajnaparamita sutra? (5:14)|
|4.||What is knowledge of reality? (7:19)|
|5.||Elaboration and amplification of Prajnaparamita texts (6:33)|
|6.||Condensation of Prajnaparamita texts (5:29)|
|7.||The form of the sutra (8:39)|
|8.||Avalokiteshvara's first two statements (4:53)|
|9.||The Abhidharma and shunyata (6:15)|
|10.||Avalokiteshvara's next two statements (7:03)|
|11.||Avalokiteshvara's final statements (2:17)|
|12.||The meaning of the mantra (5:34)|
Total running time: 1:12:28