Table of contents for Essence of the Heart Sutra : the Dalai Lama's heart of wisdom teachings / Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama ; translated and edited by Geshe Thupten Jinpa.

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Editor's Preface	ix
I: Buddhism in Context
Chapter 1: The Quest for Inner Development	3
Chapter 2: Religion in Today's World	9
Many Teachings, Many Paths	9
Maintaining One's Own Tradition	13
Sharing Each Other's Traditions	14
Learning from Other Traditions	17
Chapter 3: The Foundations of Buddhism	21
De_ning Features	21
The Buddha	22
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma	25
The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination	29
The Af_ictions	31
Abandoning the Causes of Suffering 	36
Chapter 4: The Great Vehicle	41
The Mahayana School	41
Nagarjuna and the Great Vehicle	42
Origins of the Great Vehicle	46
Chapter 5: Freedom from Suffering	49
Suffering and Compassion	49
Integrating All the Teachings 	52
II: The Heart Sutra
The Text of the Heart Sutra	59
Chapter 6: The Opening 	63
The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras	63
Giving the Title and Paying Homage	65
The Origin of the Teaching	68
Essence and Form	70
Chapter 7: Entering the Bodhisattva Path	77
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara	77
Noble Sons and Noble Daughters	79
Buddha Nature 	82
The Way Things Are	83
Chapter 8: Sel_essness in Context 	87
Ultimate Bodhichitta	87
The Doctrine of No-self	88
The Four Seals	91
Chapter 9: Interpreting Emptiness	99
The Two Types of Sel_essness	99
The Mind-only Interpretation	101
De_nitive Versus Provisional Interpretations	104
The Middle Way Interpretation	106
The Two Middle Way Schools	108
Emptiness and Dependent Origination	111
Chapter 10: Developing an Unmistaken View of Reality	113
Correctly Refuting Intrinsic Existence	113
Understanding the Two Truths	114
Traditions of Interpretation	119
The Eight Aspects of Emptiness	121
Chapter 11: Attaining the Result	125
The Emptiness of All Phenomena	125
Nirvana	127
The Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom	129
The Implicit Meaning of the Heart Sutra	131
All Rejoice	133
III: The Way of the Bodhisattva
Chapter 12: Generating Bodhichitta	139
A Gradual Approach	139
The Seven-Point Cause-and-Effect Method	140
Equalizing and Exchanging Oneself and Others	143
Self-Cherishing Versus Cherishing Others	144
The Practice of Giving and Taking	146
Generating Bodhichitta	146 
Afterword	149
Appendix: Thorough Elucidation of the Meaning 	151
of the Words: An Exposition of the "Heart of Wisdom" 	
Jamyang Gawai Lodr" (1429-1503)
Notes	165
Bibliography	173
Index	175

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Tripiòtaka. Såutrapiòtaka. Prajñåapåaramitåa. Hôrdaya -- Criticism and interpretation.
Religious life -- Buddhism.
Compassion -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Buddhism -- Doctrines.