Prajnaparamita Hrydaya Sutra
or: The Heart Sutra
Body is nothing more than emptiness,
emptiness is nothing more than body.
The body is exactly empty,
and emptiness is exactly body.
The other four aspects of human existence --
feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
and emptiness nothing more than they.
All things are empty:
Nothing is born, nothing dies,
nothing is pure, nothing is stained,
nothing increases and nothing decreases.
So, in emptiness, there is no body,
no feeling, no thought,
no will, no consciousness.
There are no eyes, no ears,
no nose, no tongue,
no body, no mind.
There is no seeing, no hearing,
no smelling, no tasting,
no touching, no imagining.
There is nothing seen, nor heard,
nor smelled, nor tasted,
nor touched, nor imagined.
There is no ignorance,
and no end to ignorance.
There is no old age and death,
and no end to old age and death.
There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
no end to suffering, no path to follow.
There is no attainment of wisdom,
and no wisdom to attain.
The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and so with no delusions,
they feel no fear,
and have Nirvana here and now.
All the Buddhas,
past, present, and future,
rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and live in full enlightenment.
The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
It is the clearest mantra,
the highest mantra,
the mantra that removes all suffering.
This is truth that cannot be doubted.
Say it so:
Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone beyond beyond, Awakened!
All Hail the Goer!
George Boeree notes:
* Emptiness is the usual translation for the Buddhist term Sunyata (or Shunyata). It refers to the fact that no thing -- including human existence -- has ultimate substantiality, which in turn means that no thing is permanent and no thing is totally independent of everything else. In other words, everything in this world is interconnected and in constant flux. A deep appreciation of this idea of emptiness thus saves us from the suffering caused by our egos, our attachments, and our resistance to change and loss.
Our concept of Zero derives from the Greek: zephirium via the Sanskrit: sunyata
"The binary equation for life is 0 1 0, where 0 represents the universe and God before manifestation and 1 represents God's manifestation in the world of matter. Each human birth begins at 0, where the human soul is still part of the unmanifested universe and God. Immediately after birth, the soul, encased in its human body, begins the journey of life, which in encapsuled in the 1. The cipher 1 may be likened to a microdot where a huge amount of information is encoded....
The soul is essentially an observer. it 'observes' the life encoded in the cipher 1 and interacts with its experiences. It soon becomes entrapped by the illusion of the 'life' it observes and believes it is part of that life..."
"The soul experiences the 'life' within the microdot that is the cipher 1, instantaneously. It passes from the state of nonbeing that is the 0 through the physical experiences of the 1 and returns to the state of nonbeing of the 0 in a single instant. You are 'born' and you 'die' at the same cosmic moment. All the experiences of an entire existence, divided into years, months, weeks, days, hours and seconds are an illusion. It is as if you are watching a film unwind itself from the beginning to its eventual and fateful end."
- Migene Gonzalez-Wippler: Keys to the Kingdom, Jesus & the Mystic Kabbalah
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