Comprehending the Heart Sutra

Aug 16, 2023, Mar 21, 2018 1 MP3 Download 1 hrs. 50 min. $10.00

“Form is emptiness and emptiness is form.” This line from the most famous Buddhist sutra, “The Heart Sutra,” is often referenced in spiritual circles, yet there are many widely held misperceptions about it. Adyashanti offers a profound explanation of this fundamental Buddhist teaching, dispelling some of its misconceptions. He also shows through a pairing of meditation and inquiry how your awareness can become subtler and more refined, revealing the deepest experience of being.

Topics Include:

  • The Fundamentals of the Heart Sutra
  • The Relationship between Emptiness and Form
  • All Dharmas are Inherently Empty
  • What Am I Really?
  • Awareness Is Aware
  • Transcendent Love
  • Combining Meditation and Inquiry
  • Email #1: Noticing the Stillness of Being
  • Email #2: Dealing with Constricted Breathing During Meditation
  • Email #3: Trusting Life with All Its Suffering
  • Caller #1: Personal Will and Karma

Quotes from this Download:

“It’s useful to look into the Heart Sutra because though it may appear philosophical at first, it’s really about seeing into the true nature of things.”

“When someone has a profound moment of awakening, the Heart Sutra can go from something difficult and abstract to something we understand like we never did before.”

“True emptiness has nothing to do with space like an empty box or an empty room. In a deeper sense, this sutra is a way of reporting back how things are seen and experienced from a very deep and clear state of being.”

“Emptiness is form; the nothingness that’s looking out at what we call the world is also the world.”

Recorded on March 21, 2018 
© 2018 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: CDR-275

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