April 25, 2010

The Heart Sutra – Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha! or Beyond, Beyond, Completly Beyond, Utterly Beyond, Wake up, Laugh!

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:47 pm by Aleksan

The Heart Sutra
Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, when deeply practising
profound Prajna Paramita [Perfection of Wisdom]; clearly
saw that all five skandhas are empty and thus relieved all
‘Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness
does not differ from form. Form itself is emptiness,
emptiness itself form; sensations, perceptions, formations,
and consciousness
are also like this.
‘Shariputra, all dharmas are marked by emptiness. They
neither arise nor cease, are neither defiled nor pure, neither
increase nor decrease.
‘Therefore, given emptiness, there is no form, no sensation,
no perception, no formation, no consciousness; 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 sight . . . no realm of mind consciousness. There
is neither ignorance
nor extinction of ignorance, neither
old age and death nor extinction of old age and death. No
suffering, no cause, no cessation, no path. No knowledge
and no attainments. With nothing to attain a Bodhisattva
relies on Prajna Paramita [Perfection of Wisdom], and thus
the mind is without hindrance. Without hindrance,
there is
no fear. Far beyond all inverted views, this is Nirvana.
‘All Buddhas of past, present, and future rely on Prajna
Paramita and thereby attain unsurpassed, complete,
perfect enlightenment.
‘Therefore know Prajna Paramita as the great miraculous
mantra, as the great bright mantra, as the supreme mantra,
as the incomparable
which removes all suffering
and is true, not false, therefore, we proclaim the Prajna
Paramita mantra, the mantra that says:
Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!’

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