"Form is emptiness, emptiness is form Emptiness does not differ from form, and form does not differ from emptiness. Likewise, feelings, recognition, volitions and consciousnesses are empty. "So, Sariputra, all dharmas are emptiness, lacking differentiating marks; they are not produced nor stopped, not defiled and not immaculate, not deficient and not complete.
"Therefore, Sariputra, in emptiness there is no form, no feeling, no recognition, no volition, no consciousness; no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no visible form, no sound, no smell, no taste, no tangible, no mental object; no eye-element, etc., up to no mind-element, and no mental-consciousness element; no ignorance and no extinction of ignorance, etc., up to no ageing and death and no extinction of ageing and death; likewise there is no Suffering, Origin, Cessation or Path, no wisdom-knowledge, no attainment and no non-attainment.
"Therefore, Sariputra, because there is no attainment, Bodhisattvas abide relying on the Perfection of Wisdom, without obscuration of thought, and so are unafraid. Transcending perverted views, they attain the end, Nirvana. "All Buddhas existing in the three times, relying on the Perfection of Wisdom, fully awaken to the highest, perfect Enlightenment.
"Therefore, one should know that the mantra of the Prajnaparamita is the mantra of great knowledge, the highest mantra, the unequalled mantra, the mantra which allays all suffering, the Truth, since it has nothing wrong. The mantra of the Prajnaparamita is proclaimed:
TAYATA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA
"In this way, Sariputra, should a Bodhisattva and Mahasattva train in
the profound Perfection of Wisdom." Then the Lord rose from that concentration
and commended the noble Lord Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva and Mahasattva,
saying "Well done, well done, oh son of good family! So it is, oh son of
good family, so it is. Just as you have taught, should the profound Perfection
of Wisdom be practised and all the Tathagatas will rejoice." When the Lord
had uttered this, the elder Sariputra, the noble Lord Avalokiteshvara,
the Bodhisattva and Mahasattva, and all the people present, including the
devas, human beings, asuras and gandharvas were delighted and applauded
the Lord's speech.