The Sutra Of The Heart Of Transcendent Knowledge

22 Feb 2015  Posted in Mind and Body 

In January 2015, I was suggested to copy the text of Heart Sutra by hand.

In February 2015, I was given cards stating the full text of Heart Sutra.

Heart Sutra is a popular Buddhist scripture.

I learnt to recite it when I was a child.

In 2013, I was used to be chanting it and never copy the text by hand.


Since Jan 2015, I have started writing the text by my hand.

I firstly felt I wanted to cry and then I felt very cold in my chest afterwards.

I realize that I become more patient when copying the text by hand more than 2 times.

That is the first time I have such change so I keep doing it.


Eventually, I know it is a way to send merits to my karmic debtors and let them forgive me.

I read some comments in a web site saying karmic debtors will also copy the text of a scripture by hand if you ask them to.

Therefore, I give it a go and see more changes that I have after asking my karmic debtors to copy the text of Heart Sutra with me.

More and more karmic debtors have left me.

There are signs making me drawing this conclusion.


One day, I was so busy that I did not copy the text of Heart Sutra by hand and went to sleep. 

At that night, I heard a high-pitched sound of “Veee” all night long but this sound came from nowhere.

When I felt asleep, I had a strange dream that I could not find the things I left at somewhere.

Waking up in the morning, I still heard the high-pitched sound of “Veee”. 

Once I was thinking about copying the text of Heart Sutra by hand in the morning, the high-pitch sound was gone.


When I copied more and more texts of Heart Sutra by hand, the skin of my forehead glows more and more. 

Last year, the skin of my forehead was relatively darker than other parts of my face. 

Now, it is the same colour as the other part of my face.


Karmic debtors can receive merits by copying the text of Heart Sutra themselves and also get merits which I send them.

That means karmic debtors can get more merits this way.



If the readers are interested to try, the followings are the suggested steps for copying the text of Heart Sutra.


I.       Sit in a place where is quite and clean. 

II.     Fill your mind with respect towards this sutra and regret for all mistakes you have made in past and in past lives.

III.    Saying the confession “Now I regret that I have made mistakes in past & in past lives and I transfer all merits to my karmic debtors.” 3 times

IV.   Saying “ I invite my karmic debtors to copy the text of Heart Sutra by hand so that they can get merits through copying”

V.     Then either doing <A> Or <B>


²  Copying the text of Heart Sutra by hand.

²  There are ONLY two ways to handle the copies – keep them OR go to Buddhist Temples to burn the copies of the text of Heart Sutra.

²  Important: please DO NOT throw the copies of the text of Heart Sutra into a rubbish bin.


²  Copying the text of Heart Sutra by typing the text into a file stored in a computer.

²  Reminder: text or the file can be deleted when it is done.



Heart Sutra

Translated into English By Edward Conze (1904-1979)


Homeage to the perfection of wisdom, the Lovely!

The Holy! Avalokita, the Holy Lord and Bodhisattva, was moving in the deep course of the wisdom which has gone beyond.


He looked down from on high,

he beheld but five heaps,

and he saw that in their own-being they were empty.


Here, O Sariputra, form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form.


Emptiness does not differ from form.

Form does not differ form emptiness.

Whatever is emptiness, that is form, the same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses, and consciousness.


Here, O Sariputra, all dharmas are marked with emptiness.


They are not produced or stopped, not defiled or immaculate, not deficient or complete.


Therefore, O Sariputra, in emptiness there is no form nor feeling, nor perception, nor impulse, nor consciousness.


No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body mind;
No forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables or objects of mind;

No sight – organ element, and so forth, until we come to no mind-consciousness element.


There is no ignorance, no extinction of ignorance, and so forth,

until we come to no decay and death, no extinction of decay and death.

There is no suffering, no origination, no stopping, no path. 

There is no cognition, no attainment and non-attainment.


Therefore, O Sariputra, it is because of his non-attainmentness that a Bodhisattava,

through having relied on the perfection of wisdom, dwells without thought-coverings. 

In the absence of thought-coverings, he has not been made to tremble,

he has overcome what can upset, and in the end he attains to Nirvana.


All those who appear as Buddhas in the three periods of time fully awake to the utmost,

right and perfect enlightenment because they have relied on the perfection of wisdom.


Therefore, one should know the prajnaparamita as the great spell,

the spell of great knowledge, the utmost spell, the unequalled spell,

allayer of all suffering, in truth-for what could go wrong?


By the prajnaparamita has this spell been delivered, it runs like this:


Gone! Gone! Gone beyond!

Gone altogether beyond!

O What an awakening, all hail!



****************** Heart Sutra************************

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