The New Heart of Wisdom Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Commentary to the Heart Sutra – Part One: The Explanation of the Direct Meaning of the Sutra

The Title and Homage

The Background and Shariputra’s Question

The Paths of Accumulation and Preparation (1)

The Paths of Accumulation and Preparation (2)

The Paths of Seeing, Meditation and No More Learning

Conclusion

Buddha’s Approval and the Promise to Practise

Commentary to the Heart SutraPart Two: The Explanation of the Hidden Meaning of the Sutra

Preliminary Explanation and the Lives of Protector Nagarjuna and Arya Asanga

The Path of a Person of Initial Scope

The Preciousness of our Human Life
What Does our Death Mean?
The Dangers of Lower Rebirth
Going for Refuge
What is Karma?

The Path of a Person of Middling Scope

What We Should Know
What We Should Abandon
What We Should Practise
What We Should Attain

The Path of a Person of Great Scope

The Supreme Good Heart – Bodhichitta

Training in Affectionate Love
Training in Cherishing Love
Training in Wishing Love
Training in Universal Compassion
Training in Actual Bodhichitta

Training in the Path of Bodhichitta

Training in the Six Perfections
Training in Taking in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections
Training in Giving in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections

Dedication

Appendix I – The Root Text: Essence of Wisdom Sutra(the Heart Sutra)

Appendix II – The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary

Appendix III – Liberating Prayer and Prayers for Meditation

Appendix IV – An Explanation of the Twelve Sources, Eighteen Elements and Twelve Dependent-related Links

Appendix V – The Great Mother: A Method to Overcome Hindrances and Obstacles by Reciting the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra)

Appendix VI – A Short Commentary to the Practice of The Great Mother

Appendix VII – The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita: Self-generation sadhana

Appendix VIII – A Short Commentary to The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita: Self-generation sadhana

Glossary

Bibliography

Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism

Tharpa Offices Worldwide

Index

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