It was an enjoyable read, well thought out and very, very thought provoking.
Pine divides the Heart Sutra into four sections each of which are explored in the four commentarial sections of his book.
For those just exploring the heart sutra or wanting to study it in depth, this book is highly recommended.
I have greatly enjoyed Red Pines translations and this was no exception. A minor formatting quibble doesn't detract from its overall quality- and maybe it's only in the book? Read morePublished 16 days ago by Cary Feldmann
Red Pine does a good job breaking down the Heart Sutra into understandable parts and terms for those of us raised with a Western worldview. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Rachel Darling
Red pines translations are the best i have seen. I have read his
work on the teaching of bohdidharma also and have been very
impressed with his work. Read more
I did not finish to read the whole book yet. Need a lot of concentration; but it seems to be a good teaching experience.Published 4 months ago by Suzy
WWith this puppy it is about reference, and forthose that are interested in reading the actual work... well, you will need to look elsewhere. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Konkuro FTW
Red Pine is a translator and a scholar. He is concise in his word choice, the history and brings in ancient and contemporary writings on the Heart Sutra.Published 6 months ago by donnaduck
A very good book that explains this amazing text of Buddhist thinking. This is probably one of the most changed sutras.Published 10 months ago by Jerry of San Francisco
This is not a beginner Buddhist, book! That said, Red Pine goes deeply into the Heart Sutra. He bring to his commentary historical understanding of different time periods in order... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Susan Bissonnette