Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120817281
A lucid explanation of how to develop the wisdom that understands the ultimate reality and how to use this wisdom to find both temporary and lasting happiness.
An understanding of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, lies at the heart of Buddhist view and practice. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha's teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality.
In this highly acclaimed explanation of the Sutra, the author reveals its explicit and implicit meanings with both clarity and authority, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that leads to full enlightenment. He also explains how an initial understanding of emptiness can be used in conjunction with the Sutra to overcome both internal and external obstacles to our happiness.