The Heart Sutra
- A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism
- Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
- Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-12-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kazuaki Tanahashi's guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it and living it. He outlines the history and meaning of the text and then analyzes it line-by-line in its various forms (Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and various key English translations), providing a deeper understanding of the history and etymology of the elusive words than is generally available to the nonspecialist - yet with a clear emphasis on the relevance of the text to practice. It includes a fresh and meticulous new translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax.
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By Anonymous User on 08-21-17
This book is not about the actual Heart Sutra, its passages, and meanings.
It is about the languages it was written in and translated in and what the name of written alphabets are called and who did what with it, when. And also about science.
Also, the narrator was very robotic and dull.
This book isn't a good idea if you want to read the actual sutra.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By David on 05-17-17
The narrator is awful.
Had they simply had a computer read the book in a Stephen Hawking like voice it would be better than this. The narration is mechanical and stilted. I'm sure the book is fantastic but I can't listen to this
3 of 4 people found this review helpful