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Mushotoku mind means an attitude of no profit, no gain. It is the core of Taisen Deshimaru's Zen. This respected master, the head of Japanese Soto Zen for all of Europe, moved from Japan in 1967 and brought this work to Paris, from where it was disseminated throughout the West. This book presents his brilliant commentary on the most renowned of Buddhist texts, the Heart ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Hohm Press (first published October 1st 2012)
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Craig Werner
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful small book combining a translation of and Master Deshimaru's commentary on, the Hannya Harimita Shingyo, known in English as The Heart Sutra. The Sutra itself is a crystalline distillation of the core of Buddhist thinking, which you could sum up as "going beyond the beyond." It's an apprehension of the from-a-western-perspetive-paradoxical or contradictory, sense that illusion and ultimate reality can't be distinguished from one another, which entails a radical redefinition (again ...more
Jose-elias Alvarez
Essence of wisdom

I have read literally dozens of zen books. This one captivates me by going to the essence, not just of zen, Buddhism but of every spiritual path: everything is Ku, emptiness.
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Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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My favorite book on Zen. I wish I could find more by him.
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Good explanation of the Heart Sutra in Zen Practice. It provides a deeper understand for practitioners of intent and importance of this Sutra in Zen Practice.
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