Dharmatalk: Negation as Strategy

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“… The Heart Sutra puts forth the radical assertion that knowing is delusion, and not knowing is most intimate …”

heart sutra not knowing is intimate

“… This is not a morning talk on Zen …”

Description: The word “no” gets repeated over many times throughout the Heart Sutra. This talk examines why negation is such a core element of Mahayana Buddhism. What is it that gets negated through engaging in this practice? The idea of gaining some sort of knowledge so often is what drives us in our endeavors. The Heart Sutra puts forth the radical assertion that knowing is delusion, and not knowing is most intimate.

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