Structure of the Heart Sutra

Path Outline Who What How Benefit Cleaning Egoist's doubts Immature's doubts Shown Prajna Sunyata Permanance Purity Perfection Sunyata World

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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, while practicing the profound prajna paramita, clearly saw that all five skandhas were empty and overcame all suffering. Shariputra! Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness is no other than form. Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness is exactly form. Feeling, perception, volition and consciousness are also like this. Shariputra! This is the emptiness of all dharmas: they neither arise nor cease, are neither defiled nor pure, neither increase nor decrease. For this reason in emptiness there is no form, no feeling, perception, volition or consciousness. No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body or mind. No sight, sound, scent, taste, touch or thought. No seeing, even no thinking. No ignorance and no end of ignorance, even no aging-death and no end of aging-death. No suffering, origin, cessation or path. No wisdom and no attainment. Because nothing is attained, bodhisattvas rely on prajna paramita, then their heart is without hindrance, and since without hindrance, without fear, escaping upside down, dream-like thinking, and completely realizing nirvana. All Buddhas of all times rely on prajna paramita, thus attaining anuttara-samyak-sambodhi. Hence, know that prajna paramita is the all-powerful mantra, the great awakening mantra the unexcelled mantra, the unequalled mantra, able to remove all suffering. This is true, not false. Therefore, proclaim the prajna paramita mantra. Recite the mantra thus: Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha

Abandoning

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Prajna Paramita
Proof Attaining Refuge

4 Noble Truths 4 Attainment Non-attainment

Bodhisattva Path

Mother of Buddhas

Power Praises Truth Hidden Prajna Mantra Recitation Mission No Interpretation

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