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The Heart Sutra

Chenrezig was in the wisdom that is gone beyond. He looked and saw five heaps. He saw that the heaps were empty in their being. Then Chenrezig spoke.

Form is emptiness and emptiness form. Emptiness does not differ from form nor does form differ from emptiness. Whatever is form is emptiness. Whatever is emptiness is form. The same is true of feeling, perception, impulse and consciousness. All dharmas are marked with emptiness.

In emptiness there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no impulse, no consciousness. No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, or mind. Nor are there forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables or objects of mind. There is no mind-consciousness. No decay or death, nor is there end of decay or death. No suffering, no arising, no stopping, and no path. There is no cognition, attainment, or non-attainment.

Through indifference to personal attainment the Bodhisattva does not raise delusions.

The mantra of great knowledge is:

Gate Gate Paragate Para Sam Gate,



Gone, Gone, Gone Beyond, Gone Beyond Beyond.


Eight other online versions of the Heart Sutra.
or go to 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas a teaching on emptiness by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, or
The Heart Sutra explained by Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche.

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