Shariputra. all Dharmas are empty of
characteristics. They are not produced, not destroyed, not defiled, not pure, and they
neither increase nor decrease. Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, feeling,
cognition, mental function, or consciousness; no eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, or mind;
no sights, sounds, smells, taste, touch, or dharmas; no field of the eyes, up to and
including no field of mind-consciousness: and no ignorance or ending of ignorance, up to
and including no old age and death, or ending of old age and death. There is no suffering,
no accu no way, no wisdom and no attaining.
Because nothing is attained, the Bodhisattva, through reliance on
Prajna Paramita, is unimpeded in his mind. Because there is no impediment, he is not
afraid, and he leaves distorted dreamthinking far behind.
Ultimately Ninana! All Buddhas of the past, present and future attain enlightenment
through reliance on Prajn Paramita. Therefore, know that Prajna Paramita is a great
spiritual mantra, a great bright mantra, a supreme mantra, an unequalled mantra. It can
remove all suffering; it is genuine and not false. That is why the mantra of Prajna
Paramita was spoken. Recite it like this: