'Tis the season to be nothing. The Heart Sutra, Buddhism's shortest, most paradoxical text is all about nothingness: We are nothing, nothing is worth doing. Hardly a promising subject, but as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, the Heart Sutra's time has come.
Since July, at least 10 new books on the Heart Sutra have been published in Japanese, plus a notebook planner and four books in English. I've written one of them, "Finding the Heart Sutra."