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Postcards #92 from Green Tara

This wonderful lady is to find in the Alpujarras, at the Tibetian Buddhist retreat centre Oseling, where in September 2017 I spent a week on a solitary retreat.

I made good friends of her… and with her millard little creatures singing to her each day.

And I meditated a lot on the Heart Sutra, reading the book of the great master Thich Nhat Hanh.

I know he is Vietnamese, and has his own sangha… but I guess at the end we’re all part of the same sangha, and it does not matter. I find his new translation one of the most beautifl texts I’ve ever read. Maybe becasue of the the reatreat and how I come to read all his explanation, and what it meant to me that time. It doesn’t matter. It’s just beautiful as it is.

So today, from the beautiful Green Tara of Oseling I leave you this sutra both in English and in Spanish. I don’t know who made the Spanish translation, I found it somewhere on the web.

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The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore

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!
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!”

 

Prajnaparamita Sutta – La percepción que nos lleva a la otra orilla
(Traducción española de la nueva traducción de Thich Nhat Hanh)

El Sutra del Corazón,
la visión profunda que nos lleva a la otra orilla.

El bodhisattvaAvalokiteshvara,
practicando intensamente
la visión profunda que nos lleva a la otra orilla,
descubrió que los cinco skandhas
están igualmente vacíos.

Gracias a esta comprensión,
superó todo sufrimiento.

Escucha Shariputra,
el propio cuerpo es vacío
el propio vacío es este cuerpo.

Este cuerpo no es otra cosa que vacío
el vacío no es otra cosa que este cuerpo.
Lo mismo es verdad para las sensaciones,
percepciones, formaciones mentales y conciencia.

Escucha Shariputra,
todos los fenómenos llevan la marca del vacío.

Su verdadera naturaleza es la del
no nacer ni morir,
ni ser ni no ser,
ni impuros ni inmaculados,
ni crecientes ni decrecientes.

Por ello, en el vacío,
cuerpo, sensaciones, percepciones,
formaciones mentales y conciencia
no son entidades separadas.

Los dieciocho ámbitos de los fenómenos,
esto es, los seis órganos sensoriales,
los seis objetos sensoriales
y las seis conciencias
tampoco son entidades separadas.

Los doce eslabones del surgimiento interdependiente
y su extinción tampoco son entidades separadas.

El sufrimiento, la causa del sufrimiento,
el cese del sufrimiento, el sendero,
la visión profunda y la realización
tampoco son entidades separadas.

Quienquiera que pueda ver esto
no tiene ya nada que alcanzar.

Los bodhisattvasque practican
la visión profunda
que nos lleva a la otra orilla
no ven más obstáculos en sus mentes.
Como ya no hay obstáculos en sus mentes,
pueden superar todo miedo,
destruir toda percepción errónea
y realizar el perfecto nirvana.

Todos los budas del pasado,
del presente y del futuro,
gracias a la práctica de la visión profunda
que nos lleva a la otra orilla,
pueden alcanzar el despertar auténtico y perfecto.

Por lo tanto, Shariputra,
debemos saber que la visión profunda
que nos lleva a la otra orilla es un gran mantra,
el mantra más revelador,

el mantra supremo,
un mantra inigualable,
la verdadera sabiduría que tiene el poder
de poner fin a todo sufrimiento.

Alabanza a la visión profunda
que nos lleva a la otra orilla.

Proclamemos entonces un mantra del Prajnaparamita…

“Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.”

xx

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