The Heart of the Universe

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The Heart of the Universe

Exploring the Heart Sutra

By Mu Soeng

Wisdom Publications, Paperback, 9780861715749, 150pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2010

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.
This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with the cutting edges of quantum physics and cognitive science. In spare and approachable language, "The Heart of the Universe" deftly explores this gem of world religious literature from a variety of perspectives--historical, spiritual, linguistic, and scientific--each serving to interdependently illuminate the other.

About the Author
Mu Soeng, a former Zen monk and teacher, is the scholar-in-residence at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the author of many books on Buddhism, including "Trust in Mind" and "The Diamond Sutra." He lives in Barre, Massachusetts.