The Heart Sutra

from by Kirby Shelstad

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $2 USD  or more

     

about

The Heart Sutra / Prajnaparamita
Mother of the Buddha’s Wisdom

The Heart Sutra is considered the Heart Essence of a much broader teaching, the Prajnaparamita, which means "supreme transcendent wisdom" or "absolute truth". Referred to as the Mother of the Buddha’s Wisdom it is the realization of emptiness within all appearances, Just as a child cannot be born without a mother, likewise a Buddha cannot be born without relying upon the “Mother” of the perfection of wisdom. The Heart Sutra describes a dialog between Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciple Shariputra and the bodhisattva Avaloketeshvara at Vulture Peak Mountain, India. In their discussion, which is actually an expression of the Buddha’s meditation, they reveal the wisdom of Prajnaparamita, the Great Mother.

the mantra of The Prajnaparamita:
Tadyatha Om Gate Gate Para Gate Para Sam Gate Bodhi Sva Ha

The union of compassion and wisdom, the cause of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

credits

from Mother of the Buddhas, released May 1, 2004

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Kirby Shelstad Nashville, Tennessee

Kirby Shelstad is a musician with a wide variety of experience on stage and in the studio.

contact / help

Contact Kirby Shelstad

Streaming and
Download help