(More) Perfect Wisdom Sutra (for Arthur Russell)

The Perfect Wisdom Sutra, the Heart Sutra, the Prajnaparamita Sutra – “Form is not different from emptiness, emptiness, not different from form” – We posted, last year, a post spotlighting several readings of this by Allen (notably, this one, at a memorial gathering for Carl Solomon) – along with reproduction of the text (Allen’s own pioneering translation, authorized and validated by Shunryu Suzuki).

We now add another one. This is Allen, at a memorial for Arthur Russell (sic), succinctly and clearly, and compassionately, reciting the sutra (“It’s one that Arthur and I performed, touring, very often, with him on cello”, he points out) – A touching Buddhist farewell, from one bodhisattva to another diligent Buddhist practitioner.

The source is DVD extras from Matt Wolf‘s enthralling (and definitely-worth-purchasing) DVD Wild Combination. See more about the movie here.

Here’s that film’s trailer:

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