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.
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.
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
A List of the Volumes of the BDK English Tripiṭaka (First Series)