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The Heart Sutra

Post by LauraJ on Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:44 am

THE HEART SUTRA
Translated by E. Conze

Om Homage to the Perfection of Wisdom the Lovely, the Holy !
Avalokita, the Holy Lord and Bodhisattva, was moving in the deep course of the Wisdom which has gone beyond.

He looked down from on high, He beheld but five heaps, and He saw that in their own-being they were empty.

Here, O Sariputra,

form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form ;

emptiness does not differ from form, form does not differ from emptiness, whatever is emptiness, that is form,

the same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses, and consciousness.

Here, O Sariputra,

all dharmas are marked with emptiness ;

they are not produced or stopped, not defiled or immaculate, not deficient or complete.

Therefore, O Sariputra,

in emptiness there is no form nor feeling, nor perception, nor impulse, nor consciousness ;

No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind ; No forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables or objects of mind ; No sight-organ element, and so forth, until we come to :

No mind-consciousness element ; There is no ignorance, no extinction of ignorance, and so forth, until we come to : There is no decay and death, no extinction of decay and death. There is no suffering, no origination, no stopping, no path.

There is no cognition, no attainment and no non-attainment.

Therefore, O Sariputra,

it is because of his non-attainmentness that a Bodhisattva, through having relied on the Perfection of Wisdom, dwells without thought-coverings. In the absence of thought-coverings he has not been made to tremble,

he has overcome what can upset, and in the end he attains to Nirvana.

All those who appear as Buddhas in the three periods of time fully awake to the utmost, right and perfect Enlightenment because they have relied on the Perfection of Wisdom.

Therefore one should know the prajnaparamita as the great spell, the spell of great knowledge, the utmost spell, the unequalled spell, allayer of all suffering, in truth -- for what could go wrong ? By the prajnaparamita has this spell been delivered. It runs like this :

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.

( Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, O what an awakening, all-hail ! -- )

This completes the Heart of perfect Wisdom.

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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:45 pm

sanskrit: Bhagavati prajna paramita hridaya
english: Noble lady, transcendent conqueror, heart of transcendent wisdom.


I would like to discuss this part from the "heart sutra" where we have the Buddha Shakyamuni at Rajghir on Vulture Peak, he is in the samadhi called "profound illumination". We also have through that samadhi, the bodhisattva mahasattva Avalokieshvara "seeing" the empty nature of the five aggregates.

Then it says that "through the power of the Buddha", venerable Shariputra asks Avalokieshvara how one should train in the profound practice of trancendent wisdom?

Can anyone explain what has taken place here, what Kayas are present, what does "through the power of the Buddha" mean, and how does the bodhisattva Avalokieshvara communicate this teaching of the heart sutra?

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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by muni on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:28 pm

Ah Sherab La! Transmission has taken place through primordial goodness.


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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm

your reply Muni-la was very good indeed.
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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by muni on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:32 pm

sherab zangpo wrote:your reply Muni-la was very good indeed.

What reply? That what I deleted?

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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:33 pm

Yes!
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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by muni on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:36 pm

sherab zangpo wrote:Yes!
Yes but mostly was also in dear Drolma her text and therefore I decided better to delete.

Primordial goodness is power.

Kayas: Dharmakaya, Samboghakaya, Nirmanakaya.

Now I don't know anymore to repeat eveything or stop. Haha, I make a mess.


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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:43 pm

Its a very nice sutra no?

Very Happy

its nature is dharmakaya, its joy is transmitted as sambhogkaya, to us fleetiing realitive nirmanakayas!

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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by muni on Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:48 pm

sherab zangpo wrote:Its a very nice sutra no?

Very Happy

its nature is dharmakaya, its joy is transmitted as sambhogkaya, to us fleetiing realitive nirmanakayas!

LOL

Yes. Very beautiful like Terma as well. Very Happy Nice weekend Sherab La! Nice weekend all friends!

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Re: The Heart Sutra

Post by LauraJ on Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:03 pm

sherab zangpo wrote:sanskrit: Bhagavati prajna paramita hridaya
english: Noble lady, transcendent conqueror, heart of transcendent wisdom.


I would like to discuss this part from the "heart sutra" where we have the Buddha Shakyamuni at Rajghir on Vulture Peak, he is in the samadhi called "profound illumination". We also have through that samadhi, the bodhisattva mahasattva Avalokieshvara "seeing" the empty nature of the five aggregates.

Then it says that "through the power of the Buddha", venerable Shariputra asks Avalokieshvara how one should train in the profound practice of trancendent wisdom?

Can anyone explain what has taken place here, what Kayas are present, what does "through the power of the Buddha" mean, and how does the bodhisattva Avalokieshvara communicate this teaching of the heart sutra?

Sherab

All three kayas were present, Zangpo la.

Through the power of the Buddha I take to mean through the power of the triple gem, or the blessings of the Buddhas, or through the compassion/kindness/love of Avalokieshvara.

Supposedly Bodhisattva Avalokeishvara spoke these words, but Buddhas are able to communicate to people in the specific way in which these people are able to understand. But I believe that at this sermon enlightened beings were mainly present, so we can't know how Chenrezig really communicated. We don't know how enlightened beings communicate with one another.

Thank you for these kind questions. This was my best shot at it :covereyes:

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