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Heart Sutra, 4 Definition(s)

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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.
Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Kadampa: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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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.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: Barricks: Official Buddhism Glossary
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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.
Added: 21.Sep.2008 | Source: Buddhism in Ottawa: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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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.
Added: 02.Jun.2008 | Source: Exploring Religions: Buddhism Glossary
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