[Türkçe çevirisi için yorum bölümüne bkz.]
Visiting friends from China, Agnes and Julien Liu, gave us a wonderful reproduction of the ‘Heart Sutra’ yesterday at dinner in our home, as a Chinese New Year Gift. The calligraphy is done by the great Song Dynasty Master, Zhao Mengfu. It’s companion text is a translation in French of the Sutra. Here is the English and Turkish rendering. Gratitude ! And as the Sufi say: ‘ Huuuu’ (i see God in you)
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The Bodhisattva of Compassion, while he was in deep meditation, saw the vacuity or nothingness of the 5 materialization points * we try to understand the world with, and severed the links that made him suffer.
Here therefore, form is nothing more than nothingness, nothingness is nothing more than form. Form is just nothingness, nothingness is only form. Sensation, though and choice, consciousness itself, are identical to that.
All these things are by nature empty, they are neither born or destroyed, neither tainted nor pure, nor also they grow or decrease.
Therefore, in the void, there is no form, no sensation, thought or choice, nor also consciousness. No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, spirit; No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, nor nothing that the mind can grasp, not even the act of feeling. Nor ignorance, nor the end of it, nor nothing that comes from it, nor decline, nor death, nor end of them. There is also no pain, no causes of pain, no sensation of pain, nor no noble path leading out of pain; not even a wisdom to reach ! The reaching is also nothingness.
Know that the Bodhisattva not attaching himself to anything, but remaining in the perfection of wisdom, is freed from illusionary obstacles, is being rid of the fear that is nourished by them and reaches the shining Nirvana.
All the Buddhas of the past, present, the Buddhas of future, using this wisdom, achieved a perfect and complete vision.
Therefore hear the great formula, the radiant mantra without equal, the wisdom of the perfection of transcendental knowledge, of which words appease all suffering; hear and believe in its truth: ‘Going, going, going beyond, going completely beyond the depth of awakening.’
*also called aggregates: form-sensation-perception-mental formations-consciousness