作者 | 马小秋
The author | Ma Xiaoqiu
In recent years, I went to many companies, and saw The Heart of Sutra hanging on walls in many business owners’ offices. Some were handwritten, some were printed, and there were a few made of a variety of materials. Seeing this, I was thinking a majority of people still liked it though they did not understand The Heart of Sutra. Some kept it for decoration, some for auspicious blessing, and some had genuine understanding and keen love on it. All kinds of different thoughts were presented in the same form by hanging it on the wall.
The full name of The Heart of Sutra is The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra. I saw that most people hanging it on the wall did not understand the meaning of this title. As Prajna is a transliteration of Sanskrit, it is difficult for beginners to understand.
Pravda refers to a very high level of wisdom. Prajna wisdom is the constant in-depth learning and practice of the mortal, then gradually evolves to a state where one can comprehend life theory of the universe.
Baltic refers to the state from the mortal to the saints. People in this state live in the world physically but not mentally. Sailing from the shore of the mortal to the other side of the saints is the state where one can eliminate all hardships, turn to be happy and carefree of life and death. So The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra signifies: the Pravda are those with wisdom; the Paramita are those who reached the other side (of the saint).
编辑 | 黎嘉雯 翻译| 杨丽苹 图片 | 来源网络