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Buddhadharma : Summer 2019
120 BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER’S QUARTERLY BOOK BRIEFS I N 1940 IN NEPAL, Chittadhar Hrdaya was arrested for publish ing poems in the Newari language, an act regarded as subversive by Nepal’s ruling Rana dynasty. During his subsequent fiveyear imprisonment, he wrote The Epic of the Buddha: His Life and Teachings (Shambhala 2019; translated by Todd T. Lewis and Sub arna Man Tuladhar), composed in Newari on bits of paper that were carried out secretly by his sister whenever she visited the prison to bring him food. What makes his telling unique from other versions of the Buddha’s biography is how it functions as a vast cultural encyclo pedia of Newar life. From the details of ritual offerings to the precise renditions of temple iconography, the epic reveals not only Hrdaya’s mastery of his rich culture but also how he experienced it himself, in happiness and in mourning. Hrdaya believed that by filling in the places that are silent in the classical sources with details from his own society’s urban life, he was able to make the Buddha’s life more relatable. In a time of violence, division, and disasters, how do we gener ate hope? In Deep Hope: Zen Guidance on Staying Steadfast When the World Seems Hopeless (Shambhala 2019), Zen teacher Diane Eshin Rizzetto offers a powerful way to engage with the world today. Instead of “vain hope,” which puts us in a closed system with our desired future outcomes, Rizzetto urges us to have “deep hope,” which makes no guarantees for any particular result. “The former,” she writes, “fails to appreciate the complexity of conditions that will arise with whatever comes to be, whereas the latter understands that, in the midst of impermanence and interdependence, we can only do our best.” According to Rizzetto, the path to deep hope is found in the cultivation of the six perfections, a practice that can “nurture and sustain our deepest capacity to continue on, knowing that, in spite of what appears on the surface, there exists a fundamental love and connection between all things.” DAIGENGNA DUOER