The Marrow of Knowing of the ‘Text without Context’

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The Marrow of Knowing of the ‘Text without Context’
The Heart Sutra as Fulcrum in the Development of Mahayana Buddhism
The Heart Sutra, or the Essence of Wisdom sutra, a sutra within the Perfection of Wisdom (
Prajñāpāramitā
), sheds considerable light on not only deeper levels of spiritual worship through text that is formed with such economy of language that fundamental Buddhist views can be explored directly. Yet the text itself is more than just a vehicle of personal connection to the eternal; the text represents the remarkable cultural transmission of Buddhism from the Indus valley of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha into East Asia. Significantly, this small sutra sheds light on a faith...
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