The bodhisatva of compassion
Was practicing deep meditation
When he saw that all desires are empty.
Transforming all suffering and distress,
Form is nothing other than emptiness,
Emptiness is nothing other than form.
Sensation, perception, mental response and consciousness are all emptiness.
All is essentially empty,
Not born, not destroyed,
Not stained, not pure,
Without loss, without gain.
In emptiness there is no form, sensation, perception, reaction or consciousness.
No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body or mind.
No sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, object or thought.
No ignorance and no ending of ignorance.
No suffering, no death,
And also no ending of them.
No pain, no cause for pain, no cease of pain.
No noble path that leads away from pain.
No wisdom and no attainment, since there is nothing to attain.
The bodhisatva lives by life-breath and heart-wisdom,
With no hindrance in the mind and therefore no fear.
For beyond delusive thinking,
Right here is nirvana.
All buddhas of past, present and future
Live by life-breath and heart-wisdom,
Attaining perfect vision.
Therefore, know that life-breath and heart-wisdom
Are the great mantra, the vivid mantra,
The unsurpassed and supreme mantra
Which completely removes suffering.
Therefore, embrace life-breath and heart-wisdom.
Embrace and proclaim:
Gone utterly beyond.
“Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha”
[gatay gatay para-gatay para-sam-gatay boh-dee sah-ha]