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First English Translation: Beal 1885.

Beal, Samuel. (1865). ‘The Paramita-hridaya Sutra or The Great Paramita Heart Sutra.’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain. 1865: 25-28 The Pāramitā-hridaya Sūtra, or, in Chinese, “Mo-ho-pô-ye-po-lo-mih-to-sin-king,” i.e. “The Great Pāramitā Heart Sūtra.” Translated from the Chinese by the Rev. S. Beal, Chaplain, R.N. [Presented December, 1863.] Note that I have attempted to identify… Continue reading First English Translation: Beal 1885.

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Taishō 256 (Cb)

The Chinese Tripiṭaka contains a number of Heart Sutra texts (See Chinese). Amongst them is a short text version which includes a transliterated Sanskrit text (T256 8.851.a1-852.a23). Originally attributed to Xuanzang (602-664), his disciple Kuījī caused this text to be inscribed on a stone wall at some unknown date. It was then edited by Amoghavajra (705–774) but must have… Continue reading Taishō 256 (Cb)

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Mironov Mongolian (Cc)

  From a rubbing of an octagon stone engraving found Jasaktu Wang Principality, Inner Mongolia now in the Manchuria Research Society Museum. Column ca. 2ft by 5.5-6in. Ca. 10-11th century? Article contains some comparison with Ja. Mironov, N. D. (1932) The Prajñāpāramitāhṛdayasūtra as an Inscription. Journal of Urusvati, 3, 73-8. Online: http://emrism.agni-age.net/english/Urusvati/Urusvati_3_73-78.pdf   As Printed. xxx prajñā xx m.… Continue reading Mironov Mongolian (Cc)

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Mironov Bronze Bell (Cd)

Mironov, N. D. (1933) The Prajñāpāramitāhṛdayasūtra as an Inscription. Urusvati Journal 3, 73-78. [Text on pg 78]. Online http://emrism.agni-age.net/english/Urusvati/Urusvati_3_73-78.pdf The inscription was on a bronze bell, some 1.5m tall. It is transcribed without editing, though the article contains a comparison with the edition published by Müller (Ja). namo bhagavatyai (e?) śriā[r]ya-prajñāpāramit/yai/ evaṃ mayā śrātam (!) ekasmin samaye… Continue reading Mironov Bronze Bell (Cd)

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Japanese Ms. Long Text (Jb)

Transcribed from Shaku Hannya (1923) ‘The Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra,’ The Eastern Buddhist. 2(3&4): 163-175. Checked against Müller, Max. (1881) ‘The Ancient Palm Leaves containing the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛidaya Sūtra and Uṣniṣa-vijaya-Dhāraṇi.’ in Buddhist Texts from Japan (Vol 1.iii). Oxford University Press. Online: http://archive.org/details/buddhisttextsfr00bhgoog MS brought to Japan from China in ninth century by Yeun, disciple of Kukai. ॥… Continue reading Japanese Ms. Long Text (Jb)

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Freer Polyglot Ed (Ce)

Āryā-pañcaviśatikā prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya Noble Heart of Perfection of Wisdom consisting of 25[000]. Milloué, L de (1883) Quelques mots sur les anciens textes sanskrits du Japon, à propos d’une traduction inédite du Prajñāpāramitā-hṛdaya-sūtra par MM. Paul Regnand et Y. Ymaizoumi d’après un vieux texte sanskrit-japonais. Actes du Sixième Congrès international des orientalistes tenu en 1883 à Leide, 3e… Continue reading Freer Polyglot Ed (Ce)