Heart Sutra

HeartsutraEmanate from EmptinessI love this image on the Love on Automatic CD cover by Tashi Mannox – an exquisite representation of the Heart Sutra. Thanks Tashi. The song Gone Beyond – Heart Sutra is an adaptation of the traditional Sanskrit mantra

Heart Sutra

Gate, Gate, Para gate, Para Sam gate Bod hi svaha

Gate, Gate, Para gate, Para Sam gate Bod hi svaha

gone beyond, gone beyond the form

how beautiful

I love the one who goes

no concept, no name

nothing to attain, no suffering

Form is Empty (is form)

Emptiness is Form (is empty, is form, is empty, is form)

Gate, Gate, Para gate,

Gate, Gate, Para Sam Gate Bodhisvaha.

Bod hi Svaha

I love the one who goes



Form is Emptiness

Emptiness is Form

Form does not differ from Emptiness,

Emptiness does not differ from Form

whatever is Empty, that is Form,

whatever is Form that is Empty.

The same is true of feelings, perceptions,

impulses and consciousness. O Sariputra all dharmas are marked with

Emptiness, they have no beginning and no end, they are neither imperfect nor

perfect, neither deficient nor complete. Therefore O Sariputra, in emptiness

there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no name, no concepts, no

knowledge. No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no

forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables or object of the mind, no sight

organ, no hearing organ and so forth to no mind consciousness element; no

ignorance or extinction of ignorance, no decay and death, no extinction of

decay and death. There is no suffering, no origination, no stopping, no path,

no cognition, no attainment, nor anything to attain. There is nothing to

accomplish and so Bodhisattvas can rely on the Perfection of Wisdom

without trouble. Being without trouble they are not afraid, having overcome

anything upsetting they attain Nirvana.

Gate, Gate, Paragate, Para Sam gate Bodhi svaha