The Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyō)

This sutra, translated as The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom in English, Hannya Shingyō  In Japanese,  is in a small class of sutras not attributed to the Buddha, but expresses the Buddha’s most profound teaching, the not two-ness of all things.

Because we habitually cut ourselves off from the rest of existence, we resist any idea that we lack a separate self.

In the Heart Sutra the Buddha tells us that all is shunyata, generally translated as emptiness. This emptiness is in fact fullness with all things

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh recently translated the Heart Sutra and titled it The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore.

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