18 Mar Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Sutra context
Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
To have perfect insight of being master of one’s self Bodhisattva (like the status of Guan-Yin Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) while practicing the profound Prajna Paramita initiates his omniscient penetrative ability with crystal clear perception that the nature of Five Skandhas (the five composition elements of our existence as – all materialistic phenomena, the feeling towards all materialistic phenomena, thinking starts from the feeling, the mental formation from thinking continuously, and consciousness) are the absence of inherent existence; so released oneself from all the obstruction caused by suffering and misfortune.
Listen Shariputra: all materialistic phenomena are not different from no phenomenon as the impermanent existence nature; the fundamental essence of no phenomenon is not different from all materialistic phenomena. So, the materialistic phenomenon namely is no phenomenon as the impermanent existence nature; no phenomenon is namely the materialistic phenomenon. The same is true with feeling, thinking, mental formations and consciousness.
Shariputra, all the universal phenomena exist the impermanent existence nature characteristics. It is non-creation and non-extinction, non-impure and non-pure, non- increase and non-decrease.
Hence, within no phenomena as the impermanent existence nature there is no materialistic phenomena; no feeling, thinking, mental formations, and consciousness. No eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind; no sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, and all illusory phenomena.
No existence of the Realms of the eyes, up to and including no existence of the Realms of consciousness. No existence of the unenlightened condition, also no ending of the unenlightened conditions; up to and including no aging and death, also no ending of aging and death. There is no suffering, no cause of suffering, no cessation the suffering, and no way to nirvana. There is no wisdom, and nothing can be lay hold of.
Because nothing can lay hold of, the Bodhisattva through reliance on Prajna Paramita (perfection of transcendent wisdom) hence to have no hindrance in one’s mind.
There is no hindrance in mind hence one is not panic and fear, keeps cognitive distortion, dream and imagination far beyond. To enter Nirvana thoroughly (the imperturbable stillness of mind after the fires of greed, hatred, and delusion have been finally extinguished).
All Buddha of past, present and future, through reliance on Prajna Paramita, hence attain Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi (the Supreme perfect enlightenment).
Hence, they know that Prajna Paramita (perfection of transcendent wisdom) is a Mantra of Great Inconceivableness, a Great Bright Mantra, a Surpreme Mantra, an Unequalled Mantra. It can relieve all sufferings. It is true and cannot be falsity.
Hence the Mantra of Prajna Paramita was spoken. Reciting like this: Gaté Gaté Paragaté Parasamgaté, Bodhi Savaha!
觀自在菩薩。行深般若波羅蜜多時。照見五蘊皆空。度一切苦厄。舍利子。色不異空。空不異色。色即是空。空即是色。受想行識。亦復如是。 舍利子。是諸法空相。不生不滅。不垢不淨。不增不減。是故空中無色。無受想行識。無眼耳鼻舌身意。無色聲香味觸法。無眼界乃至無意識界。無無明亦無無明盡。乃至無老死亦無老死盡。無苦集滅道。無智亦無得。 以無所得故。菩提薩埵依般若波羅蜜多故。心無罣礙。無罣礙故。無有恐怖。遠離顛倒夢想。究竟涅槃。三世諸佛。依般若波羅蜜多故。得阿耨多羅三藐三菩提。 故知般若波羅蜜多。是大神咒。是大明咒。是無上咒。是無等等咒。能除一切苦。真實不虛。故說般若波羅密多咒，即說咒曰揭諦，波羅揭諦，波羅僧揭諦，菩提薩婆訶!