The Heart Sutra is a teaching by the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, to the monk Shariputra. It is chanted regularly by followers of Buddhism at meetings and meditation practice. Although it is very brief, it contains key concepts of Buddhist Philosophy of the skandhas, the four noble truths, the cycle of interdependence and the central concept of Mahayana Buddhism, Emptiness.
Its Sanskrit title, Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom". It is the best-known and most popular Mahāyāna Buddhist scripture
Briefly, the sutra describes the experience of liberation of Avalokiteśvara gained while engaged in deep meditation to awaken wisdom. The insight refers to the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena, known through and as the five aggregates of human existence:
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