The Concise Heart Sutra

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.

Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness.

Sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness are empty.

All phenomena are merely empty, having no characteristics.

They are not produced and do not cease.

They have no defilement and no separation from defilement.

They have no decrease and no increase.

In suchness there is no form, no sensation,

no perception, no volition, no consciousness.

There is no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind,

no form, no sound, no smell, no taste,

no tactile sensation, and no phenomenon.

There are no sense organs, no conceptual mind,

no afflicted mind, and no ground consciousness.

There are no causal links of dependent origination

and no exhaustion of causal links of dependent origination.

There is no suffering, origin, cessation, or path;

no exalted wisdom, no attainment, and no non-attainment.

Because there is no striving for attainment,

all Bodhisattvas rely on and abide in the perfection of wisdom;

their minds have no obstructions and no fear.

 Passing utterly beyond perversity,

the great beings on the path to perfection

attain the final state beyond sorrow.


All the Buddhas who perfectly reside in the three times,

relying upon the perfection of wisdom,

become manifest and complete Buddhas

in the state of unsurpassed, perfect, and complete enlightenment.

The essence of the perfection of wisdom,

the formula of great knowledge, the unsurpassed expression,

the equal-to-the-unequalled sound,

the mantra that thoroughly pacifies all suffering,

is effective and true.


I declare the mantra of the perfection of wisdom. 

It is thus: om Gone, gone, perfectly gone, perfectly gone beyond,

I surrender to enlightenment!

tadyatha om

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi so’ha

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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6 Responses to The Concise Heart Sutra

  1. MindMindful says:

    Wonderful! I recite this (a different interpretation) in the mornings ………. This is another, more subtle version (which my wee mind is maybe ready for now)

  2. MindMindful says:

    Reblogged this on MindMindful.

  3. MindMindful says:

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  4. dadirri7 says:

    thanks for sharing this precious jewel

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