Translated from the Chinese version by Daniel
Deep within the practice of the Prajna Paramita, the Bodhisattva
Kuan Yin saw with luminous clarity that all five aspects of
human existence are essentially empty, and thereby transcended
all suffering and strife.
Sariputra: form differs not from
space; space differs not from form; form is essentially space;
space is the essence of form; sensation, thought, conduct, and
consciousness are all the same as this.
phenomena are devoid of definition; neither created nor
destroyed; neither polluted nor pure; neither increasing nor
Thus within space there is no form, nor
sensation, thought, conduct, or consciousness; no eyes, ears,
nose, tongue, body, or mind; no shape, sound, smell, taste,
touch, or thought; no dimension of sight, nor even a
dimesnion of thought; no ignorance and no cessation of ignorance;
no old age and death, and no cessation of old age and death;
no suffering, no origin of suffering, no extinction of
suffering, and no path; no knowledge and nothing to gain.
Because there is nothing to gain, bodhisattvas rely on the Prajna
Paramita and build no barriers in their minds; and because
they build no barriers, they have no fear, and steer clear of
distorted fantasy, extinguishing all illusion.
Buddhas of the past, present, and future rely on the Prajna
Paramita to attain the great perfection of fully awakened
Thus it is known that the Prajna Paramita is a
great spiritual mantra, is a great enlightened mantra, is an
unsurpassed mantra, is a peerless mantra. It can eliminate all
suffering and pain. It is true; it is real; it is not false.
Thus we recite the Prajna Paramita mantra. So let's say the
mantra now: “Om Gatay, Gatay, Para-gatay, Para-sam-gatay. Bodhi
(“Gone, Gone, Gone Beyond, Gone Completely Beyond.
May All Awaken Now!”)