The New Heart of Wisdom

Profound Teachings from Buddha's Heart

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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'All our suffering and problems come from our ignorance, and because of ignorance we have experienced suffering and problems in life after life, since beginningless time until this life. Now is the time to abandon ignorance permanently, while we have the precious opportunity to listen to and practise Buddhadharma. The only method to abandon our ignorance and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment is to accomplish the realization of the perfection of wisdom in general, and especially the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom.'

'Many people are very intelligent in accomplishing worldly attainments. This intelligence is not wisdom because worldly attainments such as a high position, reputation, wealth and success in business are deceptive. If we die tomorrow, they will disappear tomorrow, and nothing will be left for our future. Wisdom, however, will never deceive us. It is our inner Spiritual Guide, who leads us to the correct path. It is the divine eye through which we can see what we should know, what we should abandon, what we should practise and what we should attain.'

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The New Heart of Wisdom is an extraordinary book. It reveals the direct and hidden meanings of Buddha's Perfection of Wisdom Sutras in a way that we can apply them to our modern life.

As soon as we start reading we feel as if we are transported back to 567 BC listening to Buddha himself as he delivers the Sutra on Massed Vultures Mountain.

Then reading Venerable Geshe-la's commentary to the Sutra we are brought immediately to the present day and see clearly how the profound meaning of this Sutra can be applied to solving the problems of modern life and to transforming our daily life into the path to liberation and enlightenment.

And when we read in the appendices how to apply the meaning of the Sutra to Tantric practice and experience the union of profundity and clarity, we see how it is possible to complete this journey swiftly through practicing the union of Sutra and Tantra.

What could be more precious?

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Reviews from Tharpa's website
'Very easy to read. The author explains Buddha's most profound teachings clearly and in simple, modern terms and uses practical examples to illustrate difficult points. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in a spiritual path.'

'I would recommend this book to anyone. People new to these teachings will find a complete and straightforward presentation of how to find happiness and inner peace, and those who already familiar with the teachings will find especially clear answers to all their questions about the profound subject of emptiness.'

'I don't think there's a more qualified or authoritative work on this profound subject available anywhere.

'If you want to know reality, and how to find real peace and wisdom in your life, you need this book.'