Prajna Paramita- The Perfection of Wisdom
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!
The heart sutra has long spoken to my heart simply by the vibration of the mantra alone. It has always had a way of penetrating through all thoughts and bringing me right to the core of my being. Its ability to open my heart is magical to say the least. A few days ago I awoke feeling a deep draw to this mantra and information poured through me regarding its meaning. This mantra was given to humanity to help us transcend suffering and reach nirvana by learning to abide in the perfection of wisdom- the wisdom of the heart! It has been used for centuries by many on the path of enlightenment and no doubt has provided the same heart expansion I myself always receive when reciting or listening to it. I decided to publish below my journal entry regarding the heart sutra for all who feel drawn to this sacred mantra and the beautiful message it contains within. I put translations of the sutra in quotes and my feelings regarding these translations are below each section. May all who feel drawn to this enjoy a beautiful expansion of the heart! Blessings and love to you all!
Journal Entry Dated 10/07/2018
Been contemplating on the heart sutra this morning, a gift to humanity I believe from Kuan Yin.
“When practicing deeply the Prajna Paramita, one perceives that all five senses are empty and is saved from all suffering and distress”
The perfection of wisdom is the ability to be at zero point in the heart. All perceptions are made from being in a state of neutrality and using the heart frequency of unconditional love to interact with reality. In essence all is perceived/received as energy. Energy is not an emotion- it is only when the energy is perceived/received through one of the five senses into the mind that emotions and suffering come into reality. The ability to exist within the wisdom of the heart at zero point, a place of neutrality with all of Creation prevents distress and suffering.
“Form does not differ from emptiness. Emptiness does not differ from form. That which is form is emptiness and that which is emptiness is form”
Energy/Light exist in form and in emptiness. In essence there is no separation from that which we experience through the senses and that which we cannot. It is only when filtered through the senses that separation is perceived.
“All phenomena are emptiness, without characteristic, unproduced, unceased, stainless, not without stain, no deficient, not fulfilled.”
Again this speaks to the neutrality of being in zero point in the heart. When one perceives completely from this place without the senses all phenomena are as listed above. This allows perception of phenomena as energy. It is through the senses and via the mind that energy is separated into form, characterized etc. and causes suffering. Suffering is anything experienced not of unconditional love.
“Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, no feeling, no discrimination, no compositional factors, no consciousness, no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind, no visual form, no sound, no odor, no taste, no object of touch and no phenomenon. There is no eye element and no mental consciousness element. There is no ignorance, and so on up to and including age and death. Similarly, there is no suffering, origination, cessation, and path, there is no exalted wisdom, no attainment and also no non-attainment”
Such a powerful statement of what it means to BE. When we exist in zero point all falls away. There is nothing to perceive, nothing to sense. From here the senses are useless, the mind is no longer needed thus there is no suffering. There is no longer a path nor a destination. There only IS – You are the stream of Creation flowing through existence experiencing itself. The emptiness is the zero point field of the heart. From the “emptiness” the watcher and the watched become ONE. The seen and the unseen become ONE. There is everything and there is nothing. Just BE!
It is all about coming into the heart. Awakening to our true nature and residing in the perfected state of unconditional love. The state of being unconditional love not the emotional feeling of love. When we walk in this state all energy is perceived through the wisdom of the heart. Through the higher wisdom of the heart our minds are rewired to be in sync with our hearts creating higher mind wisdom. Phenomena are received/perceived/experienced and processed through the wisdom of the heart bypassing the senses as the primary filter and suffering ceases to exist. This is the perfection of wisdom ~ Prajna Paramita