Heart Sutra in Mandarin with English Translation
Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, while dwelling in the deep Perfection of Wisdom, sees clearly that the five skandhas are all empty and is thus free from all suffering.
Oh Shariputra! Form is not different from emptiness; emptiness is not different from form. Form is indeed emptiness; emptiness is indeed form. Feeling, perception, mental formations, and consciousness are also like this.
Oh Shariputra! all dharmas have the nature of emptiness. They neither arise nor perish; they are neither impure nor pure; they neither increase nor decrease.
Thus, in emptiness there is no form, No feeling, no perception, no mental formations, and no consciousness;
No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, and no mind; No form, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, and no objects of mind.
No sensory realms even no consciousness realm. No ignorance, and no end to ignorance. No old age nor death, even no end to old age and death.
There is no suffering, no arising, no cessation, and no path. There is no wisdom, and no attainment, as there is nothing to be attained.
The Bodhisattva abides in the Perfection of Wisdom, and has a mind free of hindrances. Because the mind is free of hindrances, it is fearless. Having transcended all illusions, the Bodhisattva finally transcends Nirvana.
All the Buddhas of the past, present and future follow the Perfection of Wisdom and thus realize unexcelled perfect Enlightenment.
Thus, know that the Perfection of Wisdom is the great holy mantra. It is the mantra of great knowledge, the unsurpassed mantra, the incomparable mantra that removes all suffering. It is true, not an illusory.
Therefore, utter the mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom. Just recite the mantra:
Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhisvaha!