Heart Sutra & Bodhisattva Vows

Maha Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra

Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, doing deep Prajna Paramita,
Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions
Thus completely relieving misfortune and pain.
Here Shariputra, form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form;
Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form.
Sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness are likewise like this.
Here Shariputra, all Dharmas are forms of emptiness:
Not born, not destroyed; not stained, not pure, without loss, without gain.
So in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, no conception, no discrimination, and no awareness.
No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, and no mind; no color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, and no phenomena.
No realm of sight, no realm of consciousness, no ignorance and no end to ignorance,
No old age and death, and no end to old age and death,
No suffering, no cause of suffering, no extinguishing, no path, no wisdom, and no gain.
No gain and thus the Bodhisattva lives Prajna Paramita.
With no hindrance in the mind. No hindrance, therefore no fear.
Far beyond deluded thoughts, this is Nirvana.
All past, present and future Buddhas live Prajna Paramita.
And therefore attain Anutara-Samyak-Sambodhi.
Therefore know Prajna Paramita is the great mantra.
The vivid mantra, the best mantra, the unsurpassable mantra
It completely clears all pain. This is the truth not a lie.
So set forth the Prajna Paramita mantra,
Set forth this mantra and say:
Gate Gate Paragate! Parasamgate! Bodhi Svaha! Prajna Heart Sutra.

Bodhisattva Vows
(3 times)

Beings are numberless, I vow to serve them,
Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to transform them.
Reality is boundless, I vow to perceive it.
The awakened way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.

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