HEART SUTRA

The Bodhisattva of Great Compassion,

when deeply practicing Praj-na Para-mi-ta, realized that all five

aggregates are emp-ty and be-came free from all suffering and distress.

 

Oh Shariputra, form does not differ from emp-ti-ness, emp-ti-ness

does not differ from form.  Form is emp-ti-ness, emp-ti-ness is form.

The same is true of sensations, perceptions, impulses, con-scious-ness.

 

Oh Shariputra, all dharmas are empty; they do not appear or dis-ap-pear,

are not tainted or pure, do not increase or decrease. Therefore, in emp-ti-ness,

no form, no sensations, no perceptions, no im-pulses, no con-scious-ness.

No eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind;

no form, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no object of mind;

no realm of eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, or mind con-scious-ness.

No ignorance, nor extinction of ignorance, no old age and death,

nor extinction of them. No suffering, no cause of suffering, no cessation of suffering, no path; no wisdom, no attainment with nothing to attain.

The Bodhisattva relies on Prajna Paramita, there-fore the mind has no hindrance; with-out any hindrance, no fears exist; free from delusion, one dwells in Nirvana.

 

All Buddhas of the past, present and future rely on Prajna Paramita

and attain supreme enlightenment. Therefore know that

Prajna Paramita is the great mantra,  is the great enlighten-ing mantra,

is the un-sur-passed and un-equaled mantra, which is able to eliminate all suffering. This is true, not false. So pro-claim the Praj-na Para-mi-ta mantra, which says

 

Gone… gone… gone be-yond…  far be-yond… Now awakened

Ga-te ga-te pa-ra ga-te Para-sam ga-te bo-dhi sva-ha