Thursday, February 9, 2012

(More) Perfect Wisdom Sutra (for Arthur Russell)

The Perfect Wisdom Sutra, the Heart Sutra, the Pranaparamita 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:

1 comment:

  1. A profile of Arthur Russell -