deeply practicing the perfection of wisdom at this time,
clearly sees that all five aggregates are empty
and delivered from all suffering and distress.
Form is no other than emptiness.
Emptiness is no other than form.
Form is emptiness.
Emptiness is form.
Sensation, perception, volition and consciousness
are also like this.
All phenomena are empty of characteristics.
They neither appear nor disappear.
They are neither defiled nor pure.
They neither increase nor decrease.
Thus, in emptiness there is no form,
nor is there sensation, perception, volition, or consciousness;
no eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, or mental phenomena;
no realm of seeing
and so on until no realm of mental discrimination;
no end of ignorance,
and so on until no old age and death;
no wisdom and no attainment.
Since there is nothing to attain
relies upon the perfection of wisdom, whereby
the mind is unhindered.
Because there is no hinderance
there is no fear.
Far removed from all inverted delusions
nirvana is realized at last.
The past, present and future Buddhas all
rely on the perfection of wisdom in
attaining the supreme perfect enlightenment.
Therefore, know that the perfection of wisdom
is the great sacred mantra,
the great illuminating mantra,
the unsurpassed mantra,
which is able to remove all suffering.
It is true and not false.
Therefore expound the perfection of wisdom mantra.
Now expound this mantra, saying:
Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!