“If one looks at the prajnaparamita sutras…”

“If one looks at the prajnaparamita sutras with their endless repetitions, they were not just intended simply to be read, but to be recited and reread again and again, in fact being contemplative manuals or road maps meant to be used as practice texts to facilitate the single message of emptiness sinking in through repeatedly familiarizing with it by multifaceted contemplations.”

    Karl Brunholz, “Introduction” to his translation of the Ornament of Clear Realization
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2 comments on ““If one looks at the prajnaparamita sutras…”

  1. Kevin Kim says:

    Ah, the Teutonic love affair with run-on sentences…

    But yes, his point is well taken.

  2. That’s a beautiful way to think about repetitive texts.

    Also: I think it was the prajnaparamita sutras which introduced me to Thich Nhat Hanh, some 20 years ago now. “If you can see a cloud in this piece of paper…”

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