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2009-09-11

Mahāprajñāpāramitā Mahāvidyā Sūtra 摩訶般若婆羅蜜大明咒經 - English tr.from Kumārajīva's "Heart Sūtra"

Mahāprajñāpāramitā Mahāvidyā Sūtra - Kumārajīva translation

Also known as the Heart Sūtra (Hṛdaya)

Mahāprajñāpāramitā Mahāvidyā Sūtra - Kumārajīva translation


Most people in east asian Buddhism are familiar with Xuanzang's translation of the Heart Sutra, the one that is usually memorized, recited and everything else!  Few know, however, that well before Xuanzang's translation, there is an earlier one from Kumarajiva.


This file is basically just the Chinese of Kumarajiva's Heart Sutra on one side, and a clear and simple rendering of that into English, on the other.

~~ Huifeng