The Heart Sutra is featured in the book THE 10 HABITS OF SANITY, but was also made into a separate booklet. I created this version of the old Zen Buddhist text to make possible an intuitive understanding of the sutra. If we must read whole books to interpret a poem, it loses its greatest power, which is its immediacy.
While I had to read many books on the sutra, the most important part of my study was to meditate on the sutra for many months. Altogether, it took me years to “feel” the sutra. I decided to leave out foreign concepts, terms, and names as to offer the reader a chance to feel the sutra as I eventually did. The text is enlightening, as it always was, and fresh, as it was always meant to be.
The Heart Sutra is a beautiful booklet that features professional photography by Michael Desmond.
Read and recite the sutra often and let it transform you. Your light of consciousness will become more accessible as you meditate on it frequently.
I bow to the divine in you.
Yours, Dr. P.