|The Prajna Paramita Heart
Second Edition (get PDF version)
Translated from Sanskrit into Chinese
by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Tsang
Commentary by Grand Master T'an
Translated into English by
Venerable Dharma Master Lok To
Edited by K'un Li, Shih and
Dr. Frank G. French
Transfer-of-Merit Vow (Parinamana) For All
One: Disciple Nien An
Two: Disciple Wang K'ai
by the Grand Master T'an Hsu
of the Commentary by Grand Master T'an Hsu
the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara
Coursing in the Deep Prajna Paramita,
Perceived That All Five Skandhas Are Empty.
He Overcame All Ills and Suffering.
Sariputra, Form Does Not Differ From the Void, and the Void Does Not
Differ From Form. Form is Void and Void is Form; the Same is True For
Feelings, Perceptions, Volitions and
the Characteristics of the Voidness of All Dharmas Are Non-Arising,
Non-Ceasing, Non-Defiled, Non-Pure, Non-Increasing,
in the Void There Are No Forms, No Feelings, Perceptions, Volitions or
Eye, Ear, Nose, Tongue, Body or Mind; No Form, Sound, Smell, Taste,
Touch or Mind Object, No Realm of the Eye, Until We Come to No Realm of
Ignorance and Also No Ending of Ignorance, Until We Come to No Old Age
and Death and No Ending of Old Age and Death.
There is No Truth of Suffering, of the Cause of Suffering, of the
Cessation of Suffering, Nor of the Path.
is No Wisdom, and There is No Attainment
There is Nothing To Be Attained, the Bodhisattva Relying On Prajna
Paramita Has No Obstruction in His Mind
There is No Obstruction, He Has No Fear,
He Passes Far Beyond Confused Imagination,
Reaches Ultimate Nirvana.
Buddhas of the Past, Present and Future, By Relying on Prajna Paramita,
Have Attained Supreme Enlightenment.
the Prajna Paramita is the Great Magic Spell, the Spell of Illumination,
the Supreme Spell, Which Can Truly Protect One From All Suffering
He Uttered the Spell of Prajnaparamita, Saying Gate, Gate, Paragate,
Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.
for My Master, the Great Teacher T'an Hsu by Disciple Wang
Works by the Committee
May all the
merit and grace gained from adorning Buddha’s Pure Land, from loving our
parents, from serving our country and from respecting all sentient beings
be transformed and transferred for the benefit and salvation of all
suffering sentient beings on the three evil paths. Furthermore, may we who
read and hear this Buddhadharma and, thereafter, generate our Bodhi Minds
be reborn, at the end of our lives, in the Pure Land