Heart Sutra 般若波羅蜜多心經 by contemporary calligraphist, JY with self-founded River Stroke 流書
Updated: Dec 23, 2020
The Heart Sūtra or 心經 Xīnjīng, is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism which can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom".
The Sutra famously states, "Form is emptiness (śūnyatā), emptiness is form." It is a condensed exposé on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the Two Truths doctrine, which says that ultimately all phenomena are sunyata, empty of an unchanging essence. This emptiness is a 'characteristic' of all phenomena, and not a transcendent reality, but also "empty" of an essence of its own. Specifically, it is a response to Sarvastivada teachings that "phenomena" or its constituents are real. It has been called "the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition."
揭諦 揭諦 波羅揭諦 波羅僧揭諦 菩提薩婆訶。
River Stroke Series 012 : Heart Sutra
8ft X 4ft (2400mm X 1200mm)