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Mushotoku Mind: The Heart of the Heart Sutra
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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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
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