BMWC Chant Book

Heart Sutra - English

Maha Prajna Paramita Sutra

A/va/lo/ki/tes/va/ra/ Bo/dhi/satt/va/

when/ prac/tic/ing deep/ly/ the/ Praj/na Par/a/mi/ta/

per/ceives/ that/ all/ five/ skan/dhas/ are/ emp/ty/

and/ is/ saved/ from/ all/ suf/fering/ and/ dis/tress/.

Sha/ri/pu/tra/,

form/ does/ not/ dif/fer/ from/ emp/ti/ness/,

emp/ti/ness/ does/ not/ dif/fer/ from/ form/.

That/ which/ is/ form/ is/ emp/ti/ness/,

that/ which/ is/ emp/ti/ness/ form/.

The/ same/ is/ true/ of/ feel/ings/,

per/cep/tions/, im/pul/ses, con/scious/ness/.

Sha/ri/pu/tra/,

all/ dhar/mas/ are/ marked/ with/ emp/ti/ness/;

they/ do/ not/ ap/pear/ or/ dis/ap/pear/,

are/ not/ taint/ed/ or/ pure/,

do/ not/ in/crease/ or/ de/crease/.

There/fore/, in/ emp/ti/ness/ no/ form/, no/ feel/ings/,

per/cep/tions/, im/puls/es/, con/scious/ness/.

No/ eyes/, no/ ears/, no/ nose/, no/ tongue/, no/ bo/dy/, no/ mind/;

no/ co/lor/, no/ sound/, no/ smell/, no/ taste/, no/ touch/,

no/ ob/ject of/ mind/;

no/ realm/ of/ eyes/

and/ so/ forth/ un/til/ no/ realm/ of/ mind/ con/scious/ness/.

No/ ig/nor/ance/ and/ al/so/ no/ ex/tinc/tion/ of/ it/,

and/ so/ forth/ un/til/ no/ old/ age/ and/ death/

and/ al/so/ no/ ex/tinc/tion/ of/ them/.

No/ suf/fering/, no/ or/ig/in/a/tion/,

no/ stop/ping/, no/ path/, no/ cog/ni/tion/,

al/so/ no/ at/tain/ment/ with/ noth/ing/ to/ at/tain/.

The/ Bo/dhi/sat/tva/ de/pends/ on/ Praj/na/ Par/a/mi/ta/

and/ his/ mind/ is/ no/ hind/rance/;

with/out/ an/y/ hind/rance/ no/ fears/ ex/ist/.

Far/ a/part from/ ev/ery per/ver/ted/ view/ he/ dwells/ in/ Nir/va/na/.

In/ the/ three/ worlds/

all/ Bud/dhas de/pend/ on/ Praj/na/ Par/a/mi/ta/

and/ at/tain/ A/nut/ta/ra Sam/yak/ Sam/bo/dhi/.

There/fore/ know/ that/ Praj/na Par/a/mi/ta/

is/ the/ great/ trans/cen/dent man/tra/,

is/ the/ great/ bright/ man/tra/,

is/ the/ ut/most/ man/tra/,

is/ the/ su/preme/ man/tra/

which/ is/ a/ble to/ re/lieve/ all/ suf/fering/

and/ is/ true/, not/ false/.

So/ pro/claim/ the/ Praj/na Par/a/mi/ta/ man/tra/,

pro/claim/ the/ man/tra/ which/ says/:

ga/te ga/te pa/ra/ga/te para/sam/ga/te bo/dhi sva/ha ga/te ga/te pa/ra/ga/te para/sam/ga/te bo/dhi

sva/ha ga/te ga/te pa/ra/ga/te/ para/sam/ga/te/ bo/dhi/ sva/ha/.