Heart Sutra

MAHA PRAJNA PARAMITA HEART 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 age 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 anutara-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 say:

Gate! Gate! Paragate! Parasamgate!

Bodhi svaha! Prajna heart sutra!