Heart Sutra

The Heart of the Perfection of Great Wisdom Sutra

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, doing deep prajna paramita,

Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions,

Thus completely relieving misfortune and pain,

O Shariputra,

Form is no other than emptiness,

Emptiness no other than form;

Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form;

Sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness are likewise like this.

O Shariputra,

All dharmas are forms of emptiness,

Not born, not destroyed;

Not stained, not pure,

Without loss, without gain;

So in emptiness there is no form,

No sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness;

No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind;

No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, phenomena;

No realm of sight

No realm of consciousness;

No ignorance and

No end to ignorance

No old and death, and

No end to old age and death:

No suffering, no cause of suffering, no extinguishing, no path;

No wisdom and no gain

No gain and thus

The bodhisattva

Lives prajna paramita

With no hindrance in the mind,

No hindrance,

Therefore no fear,

Far beyond deluded thoughts,

This is nirvana.

All past, present, and future Buddhas live prajna paramita,

And therefore attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi

Therefore know, prajna paramita is

The great mantra,

The vivid mantra,

The best mantra,

The unsurpassable mantra;

It completely clears all pain –

This is the truth, not a lie.

So set forth the Prajna Paramita Mantra,

Set forth this mantra and declare:

Gate! Gate! Paragate! Parasamgate! Bodhi svaha!

Prajna Heart Sutra

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