The Maha Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra
( The Heart Sutra )
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The Prajna literature is very extensive; it covers approximately twenty years of the Buddha's teachings.
The Heart Sutra is composed of excerpts from the Maha Prajna Paramita texts, and simple words were carefully employed to convey profound meanings.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was chosen as a model for the rest of us. This sutra was spoken by the Buddha in order to guide his disciples to Supreme Complete Perfected Enlightenment.
Many translations exist and here I present one. I recommend reading at least 2 or 3 different translations.
The Maha Prajna (or Prajña) Paramita Hrdaya Sutra
When practicing deeply the Prajna Paramita
Perceives that all five Skandhas are empty
And is saved from suffering and distress
Sariputra, form does not differ from emptiness
Emptiness does not differ from form
That which is form is emptiness
That which is emptiness form
The same is true of feelings, perceptions, Impulses, consciousness
Sariputra, all Dharmas are marked with emptiness
They do not appear or disappear
Are not tainted or pure
Do not increase or decrease
Therefore in emptiness no form
No feelings, perceptions, impulses, consciousness
No eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue
No body, no mind, no color
No sound, no smell, no taste, no touch
No object of mind, no realm of eyes
And so forth until no realm of mind consciousness
No ignorance and also no extinction of it
And so forth until no old age and death
And also no extinction of them
No suffering, no origination, no stopping, no path
No cognition, Also no attainment
With nothing to attain, the Bodhisattva depends on Prajna Paramita
And his mind is no hindrance
Without any hindrance, no fears exist
Far apart from every perverted view
He dwells in Nirvana in the three worlds
All Buddhas depend on Prajna Paramita
And attain Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi
Therefore know that Prajna Paramita is the
Great transcendent mantra
Is the great bright mantra
Is the utmost mantra
Is the supreme mantra
Which is able to relieve all suffering and is true not false
So proclaim the Prajna Paramita mantra
Proclaim the mantra which says:
The Mahajrya Buddhist Tradition observes the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. However, our tradition also acknowledges the wisdom of 4 other masters; Jesus, Krishna, Melkitzedeq and Maha Vajra.
Mahajrya Buddhism, although non-orthodox, is based on or considered a sub-branch of Mahayana Buddhism. This Buddhism is more focused on the practice of embodying states of being and therefore is a highly efficient and fast way to advance on the path of self-mastery and enlightenment.
- Maha Raja
Technique is paramount. Practice is everything. But FREEDOM IS ABSOLUTE.
Do as little or as much work on yourself as you choose and don't be hard on yourself. Believe in yourself until you are ready to believe in something far greater from which your power emanates.
I am here to help you find your power.