MAHA PRAJNA PARAMITA HEART SUTRA

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, doing deep prajna paramita,

Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions,

Thus completely relieving misfortune and pain.

O Shariputra, Form is no other than emptiness,

Emptiness no other than form;

Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form;

Sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness

Are likewise like this.

O Shariputra, all dharmas are forms of emptiness,

Not born, not destroyed

Not stained, not pure,

Without loss, without gain;

So in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, conception,

discrimination, awareness;

No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind;

No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, phenomena;

No realm of sight, no realm of consciousness;

No ignorance and no end to ignorance;

No old age and death, and no end to old age and death;

No suffering, no cause of suffering;

No extinguishing, no path; no wisdom and no gain.

No gain and thus the Bodhisattva lives prajna paramita

With no hindrance in the mind;

No hindrance, therefore no fear.

Far beyond deluded thoughts, this is nirvana.

All past, present and future buddhas live prajna paramita,

And therefore attain anutara-samyak-sambodhi.

Therefore know prajna paramita is

The great mantra, the vivid mantra,

The best mantra, the unsurpassable mantra;

It completely clears all pain – this is the truth not a lie.

So set forth the prajna paramita mantra,

Set forth this mantra and say:

Gate! Gate! Paragate! Parasamgate!

Bodhi svaha! Prajna heart sutra!

MAKA HANNYA HARAMITA SHIN GYO

KAN JI ZAI BO SA GYO JIN HAN NYA HA RA MI

TA JI SHO KEN GO ON KAI KU DO IS SAI KU

YAKU SHA RI SHI SHIKI FU I KU KU FU I SHIKI

SHIKI SOKU ZE KU KU SOKU ZE SHIKI JU SO

GYO SHIKI YAKU BU NYO ZE SHA RI SHI ZE

SHO HO KU SO FU SHO FU METSU FU KU FU

JO FU ZO FU GEN ZE KO KU CHU MU SHIKI

MU JU SO GYO SHIKI MU GEN NI BI ZES SHIN

NI MU SHIKI SHO KO MI SOKU HO MU GEN

KAI NAI SHI MU I SHIKI KAI MU MU MYO

YAKU MU MU MYO JIN NAI SHI MU RO SHI

YAKU MU RO SHI JIN MU KU SHU METSU DO

MU CHI YAKU MU TOKU I MU SHO TOK KO

BO DAI SAT TA E HAN NYA HA RA MI TA KO

SHIN MU KE GE MU KE GE KO MU U KU FU

ON RI IS SAI TEN DO MU SO KU GYO NE HAN

SAN ZE SHO BUTSU E HAN NYA HA RA MI TA

KO TOKU A NOKU TA RA SAM MYAKU SAM

BO DAI KO CHI HAN NYA HA RA MI TA ZE DAI

JIN SHU ZE DAI MYO SHU ZE MU JO SHU ZE

MU TO TO SHU NO JO IS SAI KU SHIN JITSU

FU KO KO SETSU HAN NYA HA RA MI TA SHU

SOKU SETSU SHU WATSU GYA TEI GYA TEI HA

RA GYA TEI HARA SO GYA TEI BO JI SOWA KA

HAN NYA SHIN GYO

Four Practice Principles

Caught in a Self-Centered Dream, only Suffering

Waking to a dream within a dream

Each Moment, Life As It Is, the Only Teacher

Being Just This Moment, Compassion’s Way

SANDOKAI (Identity of Relative and Absolute)

CHI KU DO DAI SEN NO SHIN TO ZAI MITSU NI AI FU SU

NIN KON NI RI DON ARI DO NI NAM BO KU NO SO NASHI

REI GEN MYO NI KO KET TARI SHI HA AN NI RU CHU SU

JI WO SHU SU RU MO MOTO KO RE MA YOI

RI NI KA NO MO MATA SA TO RI NI ARA ZU

MON MON IS SAI NO KYO EGO TO FU EGO TO

E SHI TE SA RA NI AI WATA RU

SHI KARA ZA RE BA KU RAI NI YO TE JU SU

SHIKI MOTO SHITSU ZO WO KO TO NI SHI

SHO MOTO RAK KU WO KO TO NI SU

AN WA JO CHU NO KOTO NI KA NAI

MEI WA SEI DAKU NO KU WO WA KA TSU

SHI DAI NO SHO ONO ZU KARA FU KU SU

KO NO SONO HA HA WO URU GA GO TO SHI

HI WA NES SHI KA ZE WA DO YO

MI ZU WA URU OI CHI WA KEN GO

MA NA KO WA IRO MIMI WA ON JO

HANA WA KA SHI TA WA KAN SO

SHI KA MO ICHI ICHI NO HO NI OI TE

NE NI YO TE HA BUM PU SU

HO MATSU SU BE KARA KU SHU NI KISU BESHI

SOM PI SONO GO WO MO CHI U MEI CHU NI ATA TE AN ARI

AN SO WO MO TE O KOTO NA KA RE AN CHU NI ATA TE

MEI ARI MEI SO WO MO TE MI RU KO TO NA KA RE

MEI AN ONO ONO AI TAI SHI TE

HI SU RU NI ZEN GO NO AYU MI NO GO TO SHI

BAM MO TSU ONO ZU KARA KO ARI

MA SA NI YO TO SHO TO WO I U BESHI

JI SON SU RE BA KAN GAI GAS SHI

RI O ZU RE BA SEMPO SA SO

KO TO WO UKE TE WA SU BE KARA KU SHU WO ESU BESHI

MI ZU KARA KI KU WO RI SU RU KO TO NA KA RE

SO KU MO KU DO WO ESE ZUM BA

ASHI WO HA KO BU MO IZU KUN ZO MI CHI WO SHI RAN

AYU MI WO SU SU MU RE BA GON NON NI ARA ZU

MA YO TE SEN GA NO KO WO HE DA TSU

TSU TSU SHIN DE SAN GEN NO HI TO NI MO SU

KO IN MU NA SHI KU WA TA RU KO TO NA KA RE

Identity of Relative and Absolute
Ts’an-t’ung-ch’i (Sandokai) by Zen Master Sekito Kisen

The mind of the Great Sage of India was intimately conveyed from west to east.

Among human beings are wise ones and fools.

But in the way there is no northern or southern ancestor.

The subtle source is clear and bright;

The tributary streams flow through the darkness.

To be attached to things is illusion;

To encounter the absolute is not yet enlightenment.

Each and all, the subjective and objective spheres are related,

And at the same time independent.

Related, yet working differently, though each keeps its own place.

Form makes the character and appearance different;

Sounds distinguish comfort and discomfort.

The dark makes all words one;

The brightness distinguishes good and bad phrases.

The four elements return to their nature as a child to its mother.

Fire is hot, wind moves, water is wet, earth hard.

Eyes see, ears hear, nose smells, tongue tastes the salt and sour

Each is independent of the other;

Cause and effect must return to the great reality.

The words high and low are used relatively.

Within light there is darkness,

But do not try to understand that darkness;

Within darkness there is light,

But do not look for that light.

Light and darkness are a pair,

Like the foot before and the foot behind, in walking.

Each thing has its own intrinsic value and is

Related to everything else in function and position.

Ordinary life fits the absolute as a box and its lid.

The absolute works together with the relative

Like two arrows meeting in mid-air.

Reading words you should grasp the great reality.

Do not judge by any standards.

If you do not see the way, you do not see it

even as you walk on it.

When you walk the way, it is not near, it is not far.

If you are deluded, you are mountains and rivers away from it.

I respectfully say to those who wish to be awakened:

Do not waste your time by night or day.

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JOKO BECK DAIOSHO

Bodhisattva’s Vow

When I, a student of the way,
look at the real form of the universe,
all is the never-failing manifestation,
of the mysterious truth of the awakened life.

In any event, in any moment, and in any place,
none can be other than the marvelous revelation,
of its glorious light.

This realization made our ancestors and teachers,
extend tender care, with respectful hearts,
even to such beings as birds and beasts.

This realization teaches us,
that our daily food, drink, clothes, and protections of life,
are the warm flesh and blood,
the merciful incarnation of the awakened one.

Who can be ungrateful or not respectful,
even to senseless things, not to speak of human beings?
Even though they may be fools,
be warm and compassionate towards them.

If by any chance they should turn against us,
become a sworn enemy and abuse and persecute us,
we should sincerely bow down with humble language,
in the reverent understanding that
they are the merciful messengers of the awakened one,
who use devices to emancipate us from blind tendencies,
produced and accumulated upon ourselves,
by our own egoistic delusion and attachment,
through countless cycles of space and time.

Then on each moment’s flash of our thought,
there will grow a lotus flower;
And on each lotus flower will be revealed perfection,
unceasingly manifest as our life,
just as it is, right here and right now.

May we extend this mind to all beings,
so that we and the world together
may attain maturity in the wisdom of the awakened life.

Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo

KAN ZE ON NA MU BUTSU YO

BUTSU U IN YO BUTSU U EN

BU PO SO EN JO RAKU GA JO

CHO NEN KAN ZE ON BO NEN

KAN ZE ON NEN NEN

JU SHIN KI NEN NEN FU RI SHIN

Great Vows For All - Japanese

SHUJO MU HEN SEI GAN DO

BONNO MU JIN SEI GAN DAN

HO MON MU RYO SEI GAN GAKU

BUTSU DO MU JO SEI GAN JO

Great Vows For All - Japanese

Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to save them.

Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to put an end to them.

The Dharma is boundless, I vow to master it.

The Bhudda way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.

Dedication

All Buddhas Throughout Space and Time

All Honored Ones, Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas

Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

Maha Prajna Paramita

Verse of the Kesa

Vast Is the Robe of Liberation

a Formless Field of Benefaction

Wearing the Universal Teaching

I Realize the One True Nature

Thus Harmonizing All Being.

Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani
(Auspicious Dharani for Averting Calamity)

NO MO SAN MAN DA MOTO NAN OHA RA CHI KOTO SHA SONO NAN TO

JI TO EN GYA GYA GYA KI GYA KI UN NUN SHIU RA SHIU RA HARA SHIU

RA HARA SHIU RA CHISHU SA CHISHU SA CHISHU RI CHISHU RI SOWA

JA SOWA JA SEN CHI GYA SHIRI E SOMO KO