Translations of the Heart Sutra

Please note that I’ve made no attempt to systematically collect translations – they don’t interest me very much in comparison to the text itself and offer very little illumination of the issues that concern me. These are among the few that I have referenced, usually to criticise the translation or some other aspect of the work

Two lists follow: alphabetical and chronological.

Alphabetical List

Beal, Samuel. (1865) The Paramita-hridaya Sutra. Or. The Great Paramita Heart Sutra. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, No.2 Dec 1865, 25-28.

Conze, Edward. (1973). Perfect Wisdom: The Short Prajñāpāramitā Texts. Buddhist Publishing Group.

Conze, Edward. (1975). Buddhist Wisdom Books : Containing the Diamond Sūtra and the Heart Sūtra. 2nd Ed. London : George Allen & Unwin. First Ed. 1957.

Jones, Richard H. (2012) The Heart of Wisdom. Jackson Square Books.

Rulu (2011). ‘Sūtra of the Great Illumination Mantra of Mahā-Prajñā-Pāramitā.’ (T 250)Buddha Sūtras Mantras Sanskrit.

Tanahashi, Kazuki. (2014). The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism. Shambala.