Emptiness and the Shore Beyond – Part II

Note: Please first read and watch the video Emptiness and the Shore Beyond – Part I

The Essence of the Heart Sutra is centered on the phrase “The form is nothing but emptiness, and emptiness is nothing but form”. All things are empty – this includes our psychic qualities, our thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions, our body and all the reality around us. To free ourselves of various human conditions such as sadness or anger, we need to realize that all are just transitory phenomena of reality. In this way we do not attach ourselves to the root of suffering.

The deep consideration of these statements encourages us to awaken the potential of wisdom about the causes and effects of actions and reactions all around us. Often our suffering comes from internal illusions we have of reality, but the secret to ending suffering is to understand the true nature of things; so if you suffer and it is in internal fighting, seek understanding and wisdom, and seek your own awakening.

Prajna-paramita Hrdaya Sutram (Sanskrit Version)

Aryavalokitesvara ‘Bodhisatva. Gharnbhiram Prajna-Paramita Caryaym Caramano,

Vyavalokiti Smaa Panca-skanda Asatta Sca Svabhaba Sunyam Pasyati Smaa

Iha Sariputra, Rupam Sunyam Sunyata iva Rupam.

Rupa Na. Vrtta Sunyata, ‘Sunyataya Na Vrtta Sa Rupam Yad Rupam-Sa- sunyata, Yad Sunyata Sa-rupam Evam Eva. Vedana, Samjna Sam-skara Vijnanam

Iha Sariputra Sarva Dharma Sunyata-Laksana Anutpanna Aniruddha, Amala A-vimala, Anuna A-paripurna

Tasmat Sariputra Sunyatayam Na Rupam, Na Vedana, Na Samjna, Na Samskara, Na Vihnanam. Na Caksu Srotra Ghrana Jihva Kaya Manasa, Na Rupam Sabda Gandha Rasa Sparstavya Dharma

Na Cakso-dhatu Yavat Na Manovijnam-dhatu Na Avidya, Na Avidya Kasayo. Yavat Na Jara-maranam, Na Jara Marana Ksayo. Na Dukha Samudaya, Nirodha, Marga

Na Jnana, Na Prapti, Na Abhi-samaya, Tasmat Na Prapti Tva Bodhisattvanam, Prajna-paramitam Asritya Viharatya Citta Avarana, Citta Avarana Na Shitva Na Trasto, Vi-paryasa Ati Kranta Nistha Nirvanam.

Try-adhva Vyavasthita sarva, Buddha Prajna-paramitam A-sritya Anuttara-samyak-sambodhim Abhi-sambuddha.

Tasmat Jnatavyam Prajna Paramita Maha-mantra, Maha-vidhya Mantra, Anuttara Mantra, Asama-samati Mantra. Sarva Dukha Pra-samana Satyam Amithyatva

Prajna-paramita Mukha Mantra Tadyatha, Gate Gate Para-gate Para- samgate Bodhi Svaha

The Heart Sutra – English Versions
Version 1


“When the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was coursing in the Deep Prajna Paramita.” “He Perceived That All Five Skandhas Are Empty.” “Thus He Overcame All Ills and Suffering.”

“Oh, Sariputra, Form Does not Differ From the Void, And the Void Does Not Differ From Form. Form is Void and Void is Form; The Same is True For Feelings, Perceptions, Volitions and Consciousness.”

“Sariputra, the Characteristics of the Voidness of All Dharmas Are Non-Arising, Non-Ceasing, Non-Defiled, Non-Pure, Non-Increasing, Non-Decreasing.” “Therefore, in the Void There Are No Forms, No Feelings, Perceptions, Volitions or Consciousness.”

“No Eye, Ear, Nose, Tongue, Body or Mind; No Form, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch or Mind Object; No Realm of the Eye, Until We Come to No realm of Consciousness.”

“No ignorance and Also No Ending of Ignorance, Until We Come to No Old Age and Death and No Ending of Old Age and Death.” “Also, There is No Truth of Suffering, Of the Cause of Suffering, Of the Cessation of Suffering, Nor of the Path.”

“There is No Wisdom, and There is No Attainment Whatsoever. Because There is Nothing to Be Attained, The Bodhisattva Relying On Prajna Paramita Has No Obstruction in His Mind.”

“Because There is No Obstruction, He Has no Fear, And He passes Far Beyond Confused Imagination. And Reaches Ultimate Nirvana.”

“The Buddhas of the Past, Present and Future, By Relying on Prajna Paramita, Have Attained Supreme Enlightenment. Therefore, the Prajna Paramita is the Great Magic Spell, The Spell of Illumination, the Supreme Spell, Which Can Truly Protect One From All Suffering Without Fail.”

“Therefore He Uttered the Spell of Prajnaparmita, Saying Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.”
Version 2

Homage to the Perfection of Wisdom, the Lovely, the Holy!

Avalokita, The Holy Lord and Bodhisattva, was moving in the deep course of the Wisdom which has gone beyond. He looked down from on high, He beheld but five heaps, and he saw that in their own-being they were empty.

Here, Sariputra, form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form; emptiness does not differ from form, form does not differ from emptiness; whatever is form, that is emptiness, whatever is emptiness, that is form, the same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses and consciousness.

Here, Sariputra, all dharmas are marked with emptiness; they are not produced or stopped, not defiled or immaculate, not deficient or complete.

Therefore, Sariputra, in emptiness there is no form, nor feeling, nor perception, nor impulse, nor consciousness; No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind; No forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables or objects of mind; No sight-organ element, and so forth, until we come to: No mind-consciousness element; There is no ignorance, no extinction of ignorance, and so forth, until we come to: there is no decay and death, no extinction of decay and death. There is no suffering, no origination, no stopping, no path. There is no cognition, no attainment and non-attainment.

Therefore, Sariputra, it is because of his non-attainment that a Bodhisattva, through having relied on the Perfection of Wisdom, dwells without thought-coverings. In the absence of thought-coverings he has not been made to tremble, he has overcome what can upset, and in the end he attains to Nirvana.

All those who appear as Buddhas in the three periods of time fully awake to the utmost, right and perfect Enlightenment because they have relied on the Perfection of Wisdom. Therefore one should know the prajnaparamita as the great spell, the spell of great knowledge, the utmost spell, the unequalled spell, allayer of all suffering, in truth – for what could go wrong? By the prajnaparamita has this spell been delivered. It runs like this:

Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, O what an awakening, all-hail!

Translation by Edward Conze, http://www.thebigview.com/buddhism

Copyright 2013 Humanity Healing Network

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