Bát nhã tâm kinh

át-nhã tâm kinh – 般若心经 – Prajnaparamita hrdaya – Heart sutra… Xin nói rõ ràng một điều là em hoàn toàn không hiểu gì về nội dung kinh này nhé, chỉ nói về cái chất lượng âm nhạc như thôi miên của nó thôi! Nhất là đoạn: Gate, gate, pāragate, pārasaṃgate – Qua rồi, qua rồi, đã qua bờ bên kia, đã đi hoàn toàn qua bờ bên kia rồi…

Cứ mỗi lần chèo vượt biển những đoạn dài 20, 25 km là vừa chèo đi, vừa “niệm chú” như thế: Gate, gate, pāragate, pārasaṃgate… em ngu nên chỉ hiểu theo nghĩa đen thế thôi! 🙂 Nói thêm chút về ngữ nghĩa, có 2 cách hiểu câu này, 1 cách chủ động và 1 cách bị động, không diễn tả được trong tiếng Việt, hiểu thế nào là tuỳ vào chủ thể!

Aaryaavalokiteshvara – bodhisattvo gambhiiraayaam prajnaapaaramitaayaam caryaam caramaano vyavalokayati sma: panca skandhaah; taamshca svabhaava – shuunyaan pashyati sma.

Iha Shaariputra ruupam shuunyataa shuunyataiva ruupam, ruupaan na prithak shuunyataa, shuunyataayaa na prithag ruupam, yad ruupam saa shuunyataa, yaa shuunyataa tad ruupam. Evem eva vedanaa – samjnaa – samskaara – vijnaanaani. Iha Shaariputra sarva – dharmaah shuunyataa – lakshanaa, anutpannaa, aniruddhaa, amalaa, na vimalaa, nonaa, na paripuurnaah. Tasmaac Chaariputra shuunyaayaam na ruupam na vedanaa na samjnaa na samskaaraa na vijnaanaani. Na cakshuh – shrotra – ghraana – jihvaa – kaaya – manaamsi. Na ruupa – shabda – gandha – rasa – sprashtavya – dharmaah. Na cakshurdhaatur yaavan na mano – vijnaana – dhaatuh.

Na vidyaa, naavidyaa, na vidyaa – kshayo, naavidyaa – kshayo, yaavan na jaraa – maranam na jaraamarana – kshayo, na duhkha – samudaya – nirodha – maargaa, na jnaanam, na praaptir apraaptitvena. Bodhisattvasya prajnaapaaramitaam aashritya viharaty acittaavaranah. Cittaavarana – naastitvaad atrasto, viparyaasaatikraanto nishtha – nirvaanah. Tryadhva – vyavasthitaah sarvabuddhaah prajnaapaaramitaam aashrityaanuttaraam samyaksambodhim abhisambuddhaah. Tasmaaj jnaatavyo prajnaapaaramitaa – mahaamantro mahaavidyaa – mantro ‘nuttara – mantro ‘samasama – mantrah, sarvadukha – prashamanah, satyam amithyatvaat, prajnaapaaramitaayaam ukto mantrah. Tad yathaa gate gate paaragate paarasamgate bodhi svaaha!

 

Avalokiteshvara while practicing deeply with the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore, suddenly discovered that all of the five Skandhas are equally empty, and with this realisation he overcame all Ill-being.

“Listen Sariputra, this Body itself is Emptiness and Emptiness itself is this Body. This Body is not other than Emptiness and Emptiness is not other than this Body. The same is true of Feelings, Perceptions, Mental Formations, and Consciousness. “Listen Sariputra, all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness; their true nature is the nature of no Birth no Death, no Being no Non-being, no Defilement no Purity, no Increasing no Decreasing. “That is why in Emptiness, Body, Feelings, Perceptions, Mental Formations and Consciousness are not separate self entities. The Eighteen Realms of Phenomena which are the six Sense Organs, the six Sense Objects, and the six Consciousnesses are also not separate self entities. The Twelve Links of Interdependent Arising and their Extinction are also not separate self entities. Ill-being, the Causes of Ill-being, the End of Ill-being, the Path, insight and attainment, are also not separate self entities. Whoever can see this no longer needs anything to attain.

Bodhisattvas who practice the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore see no more obstacles in their mind, and because there are no more obstacles in their mind, they can overcome all fear, destroy all wrong perceptions and realize Perfect Nirvana. “All Buddhas in the past, present and future by practicing the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore are all capable of attaining Authentic and Perfect Enlightenment. “Therefore Sariputra, it should be known that the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore is a Great Mantra, the most illuminating mantra, the highest mantra, a mantra beyond compare, the True Wisdom that has the power to put an end to all kinds of suffering. Therefore let us proclaim a mantra to praise the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore: Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!