“心經“ 2005 單頻道DVD錄影 14分20秒
"The heart Sutra", 2005, Single Channel DVD, 14m20s
The “Heart Sutra,” also referred to as the “Essence of Wisdom Sutra,” is the shortest and most popular sutra in Buddhism. Peng employs the original Sanskrit version of this scripture for his video. Known throughout Asia, it is regarded as the summation of Buddha’s wisdom; it expresses the insight attained by non-attachment, the doctrine of emptiness. A striking feature that sets it apart from most sutras is the fact that this teaching is not actually delivered by Buddha. The dog here effortlessly inhabits the ambivalent teaching position.
內文 The Scripture:
Homage to the Perfection of Wisdom, the Lovely, the Holy!
Avalokita, The Holy Lord and Bodhisattva,
was moving in the deep course of the Wisdom which has gone beyond.
He looked down from on high, he beheld but five heaps, and he saw that in their own-being they were empty.
Here, O Sariputra,
form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form;
emptiness does not differ from form, nor does form differ from emptiness;
whatever is form, that is emptiness, whatever is emptiness, that is form,
the same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses and consciousness.
Here, O Sariputra, all dharmas are marked with emptiness;
they are neither produced nor stopped, neither defiled nor immaculate, neither deficient nor complete.
Therefore, O Sariputra, where there is emptiness
there is neither form, nor feeling, nor perception, nor impulse, nor consciousness;
No eye, or ear, or nose, or tongue, or body, or mind;
No forms, nor sounds, nor smells, nor tastes, nor touchables, nor objects of mind;
No sight-organ element, etc. Until we come to: no mind-consciousness element;
There is no ignorance, no extinction of ignorance, etc.
until we come to: there is no decay and death, nor extinction of decay and death.
There is no suffering, nor origination, nor stopping, nor path.
There is no cognition, no attainment and non-attainment.
That a Bodhisattva, through having relied on the Perfection of Wisdom, dwells without thought-coverings.
In the absence of thought-coverings he has not been made to tremble,
he has overcome what can upset, and in the end he attains to Nirvana.
All those Buddhas who appear in the three periods of time, through having relied on the perfection of wisdom they fully awake to the utmost , right and perfect enlightenment.
Therefore one should know the prajnaparamita as the great spell,
the spell of great knowledge, the utmost spell, the unequalled spell,
allayer of all suffering,
in truth - for what could go wrong?
By the prajnaparamita has this spell been delivered.
It runs like this:
Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, O what an awakening, all-hail!
This completes the Heart of perfect wisdom.
英文簡介 English Introduction by Sarah Lookofsky