Wisdom Beyond Words: The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality

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Windhorse Publications, 2003 M08 29 - 304 páginas
Dangerously disorientating to the unwary student, the Prajnaparamita or Perfection of Wisdom teachings can offer a fast route to some well-trodden blind alleys - or to the very heart of Reality. We live in a sophisticated age that often seeks to rationalize the ultimate meaning of Buddhism, but these two-thousand-year-old texts offer a giddying counterbalance to this attempt. Sangharakshita's clarity, scholarship and insight are revealed in this commentary on the Diamond Sutra, the Heart Sutra and the Ratnagunasamcayagatha - core teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. Using this book as a guide we can begin our own investigation of these sublime teachings - and also perhaps be rewarded with a world-shattering glimpse of the Buddhist vision of ultimate Reality.

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EDITORS PREFACE
1
THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM TRADITION
9
THE SÚTRA
23
INTRODUCTION
39
THE SUTRA
45
Chapter One A STRANGELY ORDINARY BEGINNING
63
Chapter Two The EssENTIAL REVOLUTION
75
Chapter Three THE NATURE OF Giving
85
Chapter Twelve Cut Down to SIZE
157
Chapter Thirteen The REALITY OF THE BUDDHA
163
Chapter Fourteen SEEING THROUGH ILLUSIONS
175
Introduction THE GREATER MANDALA
183
Chapter Three No WISDOM CAN WE GET HOLD OF
217
Chapter Seven TopsYTURVY Views
257
Chapter Eight THE FACTS OF EXISTENCE
271
NOTES AND REFERENCES
281

Chapter Seven HallowED GROUND
127
Chapter Eight STRETCHING THE MIND TO ITS LIMITS
135
Chapter Eleven A BREATH OF NONSENSE
151

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A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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