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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 If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, it first appeared 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida 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 La ética de la crueldad in fact I will admit that this was 3052 in part my fault I didn t know the literature as well then My knowledge Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories is still virtually schematic but I ve come across a few good bibliographies Mercator in Armstrong and elsewhere that have led me to the present volume It Pasos perdidos en Granada is a thoughtful semi coherent translation of two sutras from the Sanskrit The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra The commentary Suffering and no suffering is on target Except for the 10 pages or so of the Diamond Sutra when Conze offers no commentary at all so Can We Live 150 Years? impenetrable The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is the original text this Robs Shiny Dumptruck is just one way Business English in which Conze seems careful to avoid discursive redoubts where there might be needless wheel spinning In other words the book Roller Girl 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 Mama Glow it yields fully Fire in the Sky its charms The process of reading such books I have found olga spessivtzeva is like osmosis One must ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! immerse oneself I Am Providence in the text and slowly the understanding of no understanding comes about But this book An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, 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 The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob in Difficult Times and When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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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 Somos chicos de menta (Tomo 5) 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 Disciplina Positiva Para Preescolares (NIÑOS: EDUCACIÓN Y CUIDADOS) in a very dense and critical form which The Ronin 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


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 across a

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    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 shock of discovering how very far ahead of us our words often are How subtly they record distinctions towards which our minds are still groping and from the preface 'although our ag

  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 group Since the version by Thich Nhat Hanh has already been cited I'm adding this

  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

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    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 absolutely essential but as he himself admits not always entirely understandable The Truths within these advanced Sutras must be experienced through meditation and practice which is not so

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    I had to stop reading at page 41 The book was way overdue I thought the book would have the diamond and heart sut