Translations

 

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. http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra15.html

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

 

Chronological.

1865.

Beal, S. 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 {presented 1863}
“The text and commentary of Tai Teen [ca. 815 CE], which I have used were republished in 1850 by a scholar (Tau jin), named Woo Tsing Tseu. https://is.gd/zxQ5CC”

1871
Beal, Samuel. A catena of Buddhist scriptures from the Chinese.

1881
Müller, Max. Buddhist Texts from Japan. Clarendon Pres. Sanskrit

1894
Edward Byles Cowell Buddhist Mahâyâna Texts. Clarendon Press,1935

Suzuki, DT. Manual of Zen Buddhism

1948
Conze, Edward

1953
D T Suzuki. Zen Essays. Series III

1958
Conze. Buddhist Wisdom Books. Containing “The Diamond Sutra” and “The Heart Sutra.” George Allen & Unwin,

1962
Luk, Charles. Bilingual Buddhist Series: Sutras & Scriptures; Vol. I. Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Fu Kuang Publisher, 1962.

1967
Conze, E

1969
Dwight Goddard Buddhist Bible.

1974
Hsüan Hua. The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra, With Verses Without a Stand and Prose Commentary. San Francisco : The Buddhist Text Translation Society. 2nd ed 2002

1977
Hurvitz, Leon. “Hsüan -tsang (602-664) and the Heart Scripture.” in Prajñāpāramitā and Related Systems: Studies in Honor of Edward Conze, ed. Lewis Lancaster, Berkeley Buddhist Studies Series No. 1, 103-21. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

1978
Rajneesh Osho. The heart sutra: discourses on the Prajnaparamita- hridayamsutra of Gautama the Buddha. Rajneesh Foundation

1983
Geshe Rabten. Echoes of Voidness. Wisdom

1985
Fox, Douglas A. Heart of Buddhist Wisdom: A Translation of the Heart Sutra With Historical Introduction and Commentary. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1985.

Kelsang Gyatso. Heart of wisdom : a commentary to the Heart Sutra 1st. Ed. Tharpa.

1988
Lopez, Donald S., Jr. The Heart Sūtra Explained: Indian and Tibetan Commentaries. Albany: State University of New York Press,

Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajñaparamita Heart Sutra. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1988, 2009

1991
Ron Edwards. The Heart Sutra. https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0909901775

1996
Norman Waddell. Zen Words for the Heart: Hakuin’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra

1993
Hixon, Lex. Mother of the Buddhas: Meditation on the Prajnaparamita Sutra. Wheaton: Quest Books.

1994
Silk Jonathan A. The Heart Sutra in Tibetan. Wien Univ of Wien

Bokar (Rinpoche), Donyo (Kenpo.) Profound wisdom of the Heart Sutra: and other teachings. https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0963037137

1995

The Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. http://www.dharmafellowship.org/library/texts/heart-sutra.htm Tibetan/Sanskrit

1996
Lopez, Donald S., Jr. Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sūtra. New Jersey: Princeton University Press,

Waddell, Norman. Zen Words for the Heart: Hakuin’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra. Boston, Massachusetts: Shambhala

1997
Harischandra Kaviratna. ‘The Heart Sutra: Prajnaparamita-Hridaya-Sutra.’ Sunrise magazine, December 1996/January 1997. Theosophical University Press.

Buddhist Text Translation Society, http://www.dharmabliss.org/audio/heartsutra-engtext.htm

2001
Gyatso, Kalsang. Heart of wisdom. 4th Ed. 2000,

Gelong Thubten Tsultrim (George Churinoff) originally 1999. https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/heart-sutra

Shih, Heng-Ching. A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā-Hrdaya-Sūtra). In collaboration with Dan Lusthaus. Berkeley: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2001.

Garchen Rinpoche, Oral Commentaries on the Heart Sutra in Relation to Shamatha and Vipassana Meditation And Seven Point Mind Training, San Francisco (San Francisco, Ratna Shri Sangha).

Shengyan, ‎Master Sheng Yen. There is No Suffering: A Commentary on the Heart Sutra. https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1556433859

Henry Chang. Introduction to the Heart Sutra: Buddha’s Essential Wisdom to Real. https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0970078307

2002
Dalai Lama The Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama’s Heart of Wisdom Teachings. Boston: Wisdom Publications, includes a commentary by Jamyang Gawé Lodrö (1429-1503).

2003

Tetsugen Bernard Glassman Infinite Circle: Teachings in Zen.

Geshe Sonam Rinchen Heart Sutra: An Oral Commentary

2004
Pine, Red. The Heart Sutra: The Womb of the Buddhas.

2005
Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa – Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama’s Heart of Wisdom Teachings.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0861719808

2007
McLeod, Ken. An Arrow to the Heart. Victoria, BC, Canada: Trafford.

2008
Heather Hughes-Calero. Maticintin – The Heart Sutra https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0932927262

2009
Geshe Tashi Tsering. Emptiness: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought.

2010
Mu Soeng The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0861715748

Albert Low. What am I?: The Heart Sutra for Everyone.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1450230695

2012
Karl Brunnholzl. The Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary

Kido Inoue Record of Traces and Dreams: The Heart Sutra.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1475948867

2013
Doosun Yoo. Thunderous Silence: A Formula For Ending Suffering: A Practical Guide to the Heart Sutra. Korean

S. R. Allen Heart Blossoms a Commentary and Analysis of the Exalted Mahayana on the Profound Perfection of Wisdom called the Heart Sutra.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0988706741

2014
Thich Nhat Hanh. New translation. http://plumvillage.org/news/thich-nhat-hanh-new-heart-sutra-translation/

Tanahashi, Kazuaki. The Heart Sutra.

Osho. The Heart Sutra: Becoming a Buddha through Meditation. Osho International Foundation – https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0880502886

Kwan-Yuk Claire Sit. The Heart Sutra and Beyond: A Translation of The Heart Sutra with Commentary. Lindisfarne Books. https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1584201746

Jarry, Jacques. Hannya Shingyo, the most famous of the sutras in Japan, éd. ADANE, coll. Mémoires et travaux [French & English]

2016
Karl Brunnholzl. The Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0834840383

Stephanie Yung. The Heart Sutra: Chinese Worksheets for Meditation and Memorization. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1523244984

Thich Nhat Hanh. The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries. Parallax Press.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1941529151-

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