Wisdom Library Logo

Heart Sutra, Definition(s)

Heart Sutra means something in Buddhism Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article:

4 Definition(s) from various sources:

One of several Perfection of Wisdom Sutras that Buddha taught. Although much shorter than the other Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, it contains explicitly or implicitly their entire meaning. Also known as the Essence of Wisdom Sutra. For a full commentary, see Heart of Wisdom.
Rating: -
One of the central sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. It is particularly important in Zen because of its teaching about emptiness. The key idea of this teaching is: Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness is no other than form." For an on line translation of the Heart Sutra, click here.
Rating: -
The Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra, one of several "perfection of wisdom" sutras in the Mahayana scriptures. Calculatedly paradoxical in its language ("there is no suffering, cause, cessation or path"). Central to most Mahayana schools.
Rating: -
One of the central sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. It is particularly important in Zen because of its teaching about emptiness. The key idea of this teaching is: "Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness is no other than form.
Rating: -

- Look for other relevant definitions:

Search found 809 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

· Sūtra
Among these texts, those that correctly (sūcanatas) express the meaning are c...
18 desc.
· Heart
According to the Bible, the heart is the centre not only of spiritual activity, ...
1 desc.
· Brahma-sūtra
An aphoristic (sūtra) text attributed to Bādarāyaṇa, but drawing on earlier m...
3 desc.
· Kṣārasūtra
Kṣārasūtra (क्षारसूत्र) is a Sanskrit technical term, translating to “m...
2 desc.
· Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra
Ashvalayana-grihya-sutra (स्वर शिक्षा, Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra): Name of a tra...
1 desc.
· Khādira-gṛhya-sūtra
Khadira-grihya-sutra (खादिर-गृह्य-सूत्र, Khādira-gṛhya-sūtra): Name of a trad...
1 desc.
· Brahma-sūtra-bhāṣya
The name of a Commentary on the Brahma-sūtra by Śāṅkara. Quite a good number ...
1 desc.
· Baudhāyana-Śrauta-sutra
The Baudhāyana-Śrauta-sutra belongs to the Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda Taittirīya recensi...
1 desc.
· Svāyambhuva-Sūtra-Saṃgraha
The Svāyambhuva-Sūtra-Saṁgraha belongs to the Śaiva Siddhānta stream and is a...
1 desc.
· Pretasūtra
Pretasūtra (प्रेतसूत्र).– As is said in a sūtra, there was a preta whos...
1 desc.
· Bārhaspatya-sūtra
The Bārhaspatya-sūtras (a patronymic of Brhaspati), also Lokāyata ("mate...
1 desc.
· Sutra-sthana
First book of the Purva-tantra (part of the Sushruta Samhita, an ayurvedic te...
1 desc.
· Avataṃsaka Sūtra
In the Avatamsaka Sutra, the cosmos is described as a lotus flower with many ...
8 desc.
· Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra
The Lotus Sūtra (Sanskrit: Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra) is one of the most popu...
11 desc.
· Diamond Sutra
The Diamond Sūtra is a Mahāyāna (Buddhist) sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā, or ...
4 desc.

- Find the meaning of this word in books, articles, or other text:

Search found 4965 books containing Heart Sutra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.