The Heart Sutra

The Maha Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra

When the Avalokitesvasa Bodhisattva was coursing in deep Prajnaparamita, he perceived that all five skandhas are empty, and transcended all suffering.

Shariputra, form is not other than emptiness, and emptiness not other than form. That which is form is emptiness, that which is emptiness is form.

The same is true of feeling, perception, volition, and consciousness.

Shariputra, the reality of emptiness of all dharmas is not born, nor destroyed, not impure nor pure, does not increase nor does it decrease.

Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, nor feeling, nor perception, nor volition, nor consciousness. There is no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; there is no sight, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no thought; There is no realm of eye consciousness, all the way up to no realm of mental cognition.

There is no ignorance and there is no ending of ignorance, through to no aging and death and no ending of aging and death.

There is no suffering, nor cause of suffering, nor cessation of suffering, and there is no path.

There is no wisdom nor any attainment. With nothing to attain, Bodhisattvas relying on Prajnaparamita and have no obstructions in their minds.

Having no obstructions, there is no fear and leaving confusion and imagining far behind, they reach ultimate nirvana.

All Buddhas past, present and future also rely on Prajnaparamita, and they attain Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi.

Therefore, know that Prajnaparamita is the great mantra of power, the great mantra of wisdom, the supreme mantra, and the unequalled mantra, which is able to remove all suffering. It is real and not false.

Therefore, recite the mantra of Prajnaparmita:

Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha

Maha Prajnaparamita