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Heart Sutra is Forum.

I suspect that this might not be original.
I suspect that someone..probably our local friendly Lobster..has cracked the joke before.
But as I was about to,log on it struck me.
Forum is Emptiness
Emptiness is Forum.



  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran
    edited February 6

    It's not nearly as empty as the people on it! :p

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Haha... i like it @choephal! A good find.

  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran
    edited February 6

    Heart Sutra in a nutshell..

  • No forum, no avatars, no funny jokes, and no arguments. Thereby the forum dudes and dudettes abide.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator


  • Forum is Emptiness
    Emptiness is Forum.

    One short version

    Meanwhile ... with no spellchecker but spell checkered ...

    All the Buddhas,
    past, present, and future,
    rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
    and live in full enlightenment.

    The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
    It is the clearest mantra,
    the highest mantra,
    the mantra that removes all suffering.

    This is truth that cannot be doubted.

    gone over,
    gone fully over.
    So be it!

    Body is noting more than emptiness,
    emptiness is noting more than body.
    The bodhi is exactly empty,
    and emptiness is exactly bodhi.

    The other four aspects of human existence --
    feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
    are likewise noting more than emptiness,
    and emptiness noting more than they.

    All thongs are empty:
    Noting is porn, noting dies,
    noting is pure, noting is strained,
    noting increases and noting decreases.

    So, in emptiness, there is no body,
    know feeling, know thought,
    know will, know consciousness.
    There are no I's, know ears,
    know nose, know tongue,
    know body, know mind.
    There is know seeing, know hearing,
    know smelling, know tasting,
    know touching, know imagining.
    There is noting seen, ignore herd,
    ignore smelled, ignore tasted,
    ignore touched, ignore imagined.

    There is know ignorance,
    and No end to wisdom.
    There is know old age and death,
    and know end to old age and death.
    There is suffering, know cause of suffering,
    know end to suffering, know path to follow.
    There is attainment of wisdom,
    and known wisdom to attain.

    The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
    and so with no delusions,
    they feel no fear,
    and have Nirvana hear and know.

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    How many people with a direct perception of emptiness does it take to change a light bulb?

    4; One to change the light bulb; One to not change the light bulb; One to both change and not change the light bulb; And one to neither change nor not change the light bulb

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