Cover of A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra
ISBN: 
1-886439-11-7
Publisher: 
BDK America
Pages: 
248
Publish Date: 
2001
Format: 
Hardcover
Author(s): 
K’uei-chi
Translator(s): 
Shih Heng-ching with Dan Lusthaus
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Overview

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra presents a line-by-line commentary on the Heart Sutra, one the most popular and influential Mahayana Prajñāpāramitā texts. Complete in one volume.

The Heart Sutra, line by line, beat by beat
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Volume 33

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra is the earliest Chinese commentary on the Heart Sūtra. This sūtra, the shortest of the texts on Perfection of Wisdom (Skt. Prajñāpāramitā) tradition, is celebrated within Mahayana schools for its simultaneous brevity and depth. The text by Kuiji provides a word-for-word commentary on the sūtra, from the Xuan-zhuang translation. Analysis is based on the doctrines of the Faxiang School, with additional interpretations following the doctrines of the Sanlun School.

Source
Ch. Banruo boluomiduo xin jing yuzan (般若波羅蜜多心經幽賛), composed by Kuiji. 2 fascicles.

Table of Contents

A Message on the Publication of the English Tripiṭaka NUMATA Yehan   v
Editorial Foreword   MAYEDA Sengaku,   vii
Publisher’s Foreword   Francis H. Cook   ix


Translator’s Introduction   Heng-ching Shih   1

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitd-hṛdaya-sūtra)   5

Part One   7
   The Perfection of Giving   39
   The Perfection of Morality   44
   The Perfection of Patience   50
   The Perfection of Effort   53
   The Perfection of Concentration   54
   The Perfection of Wisdom   54
Part Two   71


Appendix: The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitd-hṛdaya-sūtra)   127
Glossary   129
Bibliography   135
Index   137
A List of the Volumes of the BDK English Tripiṭaka   (First Series)

 

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