The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra
Though The Heart Sutra is an ancient Buddhist scripture, scholars are now discovering how it offers insight into the nature of an ultimate reality perceived through intuitive wisdom. Fascinatingly, quantum physicists are increasingly discovering interesting parallels between science and the basic insights of The Heart Sutra. In this important offering, Mu Soeng shows how the intellectual and the intuitive can begin to meet. In offering a commentary on this important piece of the world's great religious literature, The Heart of the Universe establishes a broad context to encounter The Heart Sutra on many levels ? historical, spiritual, and empirical ? each serving to interdependently illuminate the other.
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Abhidhamma Abhidharmists abiding aggregates anatta ancient Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi atoms attainment Avalokiteshvara awakening Bodhi Buddha Buddha’s teachings buddhahood Buddhist teachings Buddhist tradition century chanting Chinese cling cognition commentary compassion conceptual consciousness core deluded views dependent arising dependent origination dharani dharmas doctrinal dynamic early medieval India Edward Conze energy entity existence experience fear five skandhas form is emptiness four noble truths Heart Sutra hindrance Indian Mahayana insight Korea liberation linguistic Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana philosophy Mahayana thinkers Mahayana tradition manifestation mantra meditation mind momentary monks Nagarjuna nature nirvana object ofthe one’s Pali canon paradigm particles perceptions phenomena phenomenal world practice practitioner Prajna Paramita Prajna Paramita sutras processes quantum physics reality realm rebirth rupam samsara sankhara Sanskrit Sarvastivadin sciousness sensations Shariputra Silent Pulse solid subatomic suffering svabhava term things tion transcendent transcendental translation twelve links understanding universe upeksha Vedana wave wisdom of shunyata word Xuanzang’s Zen master