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Heart Sutra

Kwan Ze On Bosatsu deeply practicing perfect understanding illuminates the five aggregates, sees that these in their self nature are empty, and thus removes all suffering. Oh, Shariputra, form here is emptiness. Emptiness here is form. Form itself is emptiness. Emptiness itself form. The same is true of feelings, perceptions, formations and consciousness.

 

Shariputra, all dharmas are marked by emptiness. They do not appear nor disappear, are not tainted nor pure, do not increase nor decrease. Therefore in emptiness, no form, no feeling, no perception, no formation, no consciousness. No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind. No color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no object of mind. No realm of eyes until no realm of mind; no ignorance and no extinction of ignorance; no old age and death and no extinction of old age and death.

 

No suffering, no origination, no stopping, no Path, no cognition, and no attainment with nothing to attain.

 

A bodhisattva depends on perfect understanding and the mind is free of obstacles. With no obstacles, no fears exist. Far removed from all dream-like thinking, nirvana itself appears. In the three worlds all Buddhas depend on perfect understanding and attain the most fulfilled and awakened mind.

 

Know then that perfect understanding is the great transcendent mantra, the great bright mantra, the utmost mantra, the supreme mantra which can remove all suffering and is true and not false. Therefore proclaim the mantra of perfect understanding, proclaim the mantra which says:

 

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.