The Complete Works of Sangharakshita Volume 14: The Eternal Legacy / Wisdom Beyond Words

This volume, which introduces the sequence of Complete Works volumes that include Sangharakshita’s commentaries on a range of traditional Buddhist texts, begins with The Eternal Legacy, an introduction to the canonical literature of Buddhism, which succinctly and with great feeling gives the context for the commentaries to follow, and ends with Wisdom Beyond Words, Sangharakshita’s much-loved commentary on several Perfection of Wisdom texts, another way of seeing how, in Aśvaghoṣa’s words, ‘We use words to get free of words until we reach the pure wordless essence.’

This volume is augmented with a new Foreword by Vajratara, and a note by Śraddhāpa on the translation of the Perfection of Wisdom texts, bringing us up-to-date with some of the latest scholarship.