The Great Mother
A clear translation of the famous Heart Sutra, with an explanation of how reciting and contemplating it can be used for overcoming obstacles to our spiritual practice.
Although we all wish to be happy, again and again we find our attainment of happiness frustrated by obstacles or hindrances – both external and internal. When our mind is filled with negative thoughts and delusions, such as attachment, anger and ignorance, we experience great harm and suffering. They prevent us from maintaining a peaceful mind, and also destroy whatever happiness we may have gained. This booklet contains a special method for averting and overcoming hindrances in general and the ‘mara’ or ‘demon’ of delusions in particular that involves the recitation and contemplation of the Essence of Wisdom Sutra, or Heart Sutra, which can be performed either for one’s own sake or for the benefit of others.
|A method to overcome hindrances and obstacles by reciting the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra)
|Current Edition / Reprint
First published 1988
Reprinted 1990, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2013