|Avalokitesvara = Kwan Yin = Kannon = Bodhisattva of Compassion (Wisdom Quarterly).|
from on high beheld but five clots.
O, Sari's son, this body is form, this body is empty*;
mental formations, and consciousness
|Wisdom Quarterly regularly seeks to clarify and explicate the Heart Sutra. MORE|
|This sutra is alleged to have been delivered in front of the Buddha here at Vulture's Peak.|
no contabescence, no end of contabescence.
There is no disappointment, no originating,
no stopping, [no duality,] no way.
There is no knowing, no attaining,
So, Sari's son, it is on account of one's
nonattaining that a great teacher,
having developed the perfection of wisdom,
abides without conception.
Free of conception,
one ceases to tremble,
All who arise as great teachers of the
past, present, future awaken replete,
full and perfected in their enlightenment,
having developed the perfection of wisdom.
Therefore, know this perfection by the mantra,
the mantra of transcendent wisdom,
the most high, utmost and unsurpassed,
fulfillment, for how else could it be?
|Perfection of Wisdom = sutra = 7-word mantra|
to this realization and mantra:
gone altogether beyond!
So it is!
LIVE EVENT: "The Heart Sutra EXPLAINED"
|I heart the Heart Sutra cuz it's all about feelings 'n stuff like mystical compassion, right?|
- "The Heart Sutra EXPLAINED"
- Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
- Neighborhood UU Church, Room 23
- 301 N. Orange Grove Bl., Pasadena CA 91103
- Why did the Buddha say, "There is no self"? Ego?
- "Not produced" (anutpada) having no origin
- The unborn, unoriginated, unconditioned = NIRVANA (the deathless/deathlessness, ambrosia, amrita) is asankhata ("the unconditioned"), a name for nirvana, the BEYOND ALL becoming (rebirth) and conditionality
- On the No-self Characteristic: Anatta-Lakkhana Sutra
- What did the Buddha call the "ALL"? Fire Sermon
- What is the "ALL"? The Sabba Sutra
- The "elements" (dhatus) in Buddhist psychology
- Prajna Paramita: "Perfection of Wisdom" translated by Edward Conze (huntingtonarchive.org) PDF
- Anattā-lakkhana Sutta, Vinaya I, 13-14; S.22. 59; translated in Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha (BPS.lk, Wheel #17)
- Another important text on anattā is the "Discourse on the Snake Simile " (Alagaddūpama Sutta, MN 22; translated in Wheel #48/49)
- Texts in Path to Deliverance (Ven. Nyanatiloka, BPS.lk)
- Anattā and Nibbāna (Ven. Nyanaponika Thera, Wheel #11)
- The Truth of Anattā (Dr. G. P. Malalasekera, Wheel #94)
- Three Basic Facts of Existence III: Egolessness (Wheel #202/204)