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Summary Buddhist Wisdom The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra

He Vintage Spiritual Classic series this definitive translation by the Western scholar of Buddhism Edward Conze is now available to a new generation of reader The translation of the sutras was good no complaints But the explanations left a lot to be desired He comments on the first half of the Diamond sutra in a very dense and critical form which is often just as confusing as the text Then the second half he claims that scholars believe them to be random teachings and literally doesn t comment at all

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Buddhist Wisdom The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra

A landmark publication when it first appeared in 1958 Buddhist Wisdom offered Western readers a uniue combination of both The Diamond Sutra one of the corners I remember trying to read a volume of sutras which were the official translations from the Pali It was so disappointing Repetitive and abstruce utterly unreadable in fact I will admit that this was in part my fault I didn t know the literature as well then My knowledge is still virtually schematic but I ve come across a few good bibliographies in Armstrong and elsewhere that have led me to the present volume It is a thoughtful semi coherent translation of two sutras from the Sanskrit The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra The commentary is on target Except for the 10 pages or so of the Diamond Sutra when Conze offers no commentary at all so impenetrable is the original text this is just one way in which Conze seems careful to avoid discursive redoubts where there might be needless wheel spinning In other words the book is well edited My only word of caution would be to prepare yourself for the full out use of paradox For a Westerner paradox can be frustrating The text does ultimately make sense but you may need to undergo multiple patient readings before it yields fully its charms The process of reading such books I have found is like osmosis One must immerse oneself in the text and slowly the understanding of no understanding comes about But this book is mostly about how classical Buddhism was taught for many hundreds of years For direct access to the core of a streamlined form of American Buddhism that I have found transformative I strongly recommend Pema Ch dr n s books especially Start Where You Are A Guide to Compassionate Living The Places that Scare You A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times and When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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Tone texts of Mahayana Buddhism and The Heart Sutra perhaps the most important of all Buddhist texts in a single authoritative volume With its appearance in t Unless you can read the original it is good to take two or different translations and read them parallel perhaps as practice with a group Since the version by Thich Nhat Hanh has already been cited I m adding this rendition for triangulationThe same approach is necessary for say BashoSpeaking of literary translation perhaps it is true that our recent contemporary investigations into Sanskrit and Chinese based cultures constitutes a Renaissance II certainly the West s translation of BuddhaDharma is a great engine for much outstanding literary translation of our timeOnce The Heart Sutra s been studied and practiced there s this Diamond wisdom beyond wisdom


10 thoughts on “Buddhist Wisdom The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra

  1. says:

    I remember trying to read a volume of sutras which were the official translations from the Pali It was so disappointing Repetitive and abstruce utterly unreadable in fact I will admit that this was in part my fault I didn't know the literature as well then My knowledge is still virtually schematic but I've come

  2. says:

    I am finished By that do not think I mean it is finished nor that it lacks finishedness That is why it is called finished

  3. says:

    A real mental trip between paradox and non dualism

  4. says:

    Very interesting book Good for days of thoughtfulness And some interesting insights into Buddhism I really appreciated this comment from the introduction No one who uses a dictionary for other than orthographic reasons can have escaped the s

  5. says:

    Unless you can read the original it is good to take two or different translations and read them parallel perhaps as practice with a gr

  6. says:

    Wonderful translation and commentary

  7. says:

    The translation of the sutras was good no complaints But the explanations left a lot to be desired He comments on the first half of the Diamond sutra in a very dense and critical form which is often just as confusing as the text Then the second half he claims that scholars believe them to be random teachings and literally doesn't comment at all

  8. says:

    45 stars

  9. says:

    I had actually begun reading this book two days ago While the Sutras themselves are short they are densely packed with meanings and with meanings within meanings as are all Sanskrit scriptures Edward Conze's commentaries are absolut

  10. says:

    I had to stop reading at page 41 The book was way overdue I thought the book would have the diamond and heart sutras Which it kinda did But it was a commentary about these sutras Ok but not what I wanted to read Does that make me a b

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