The Heart-Essence Dhāraṇī of the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra in 25,000 Lines
(shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa nyi shu lnga pa’i snying po)
A Treasure Teaching (gTerma) of Guru Chöwang, Chökyi Wangchuk (gu ru chos kyi dbang phyug, 1212-1270/73)
Extracted from Dhāraṇīs Which Condense the Essence of the Kangyur
[Mantras for Scriptures from the Mahāyāna Buddhist Canon] (bka’ ‘gyur snying po bsdus pa’i gzungs bzhugs so)
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos
In the Indian Language [Sanskrit]: Pañcaviṃśate Sāhasrika Prajñā-pāramitā (pañcaviṃśate-sāhasrika-Prajñā-pāramitā)
In the Tibetan Language: Sheyrap kyi P’aröltuch’inpa Nyi-shu-nga-pa’y Nyingpo (shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa nyi shu lnga pa’i snying po)
[In the English Language: The Essence of the ‘Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight in 25,000 Lines’ (The Essence of the ‘25,000 Line Prajñā-pāramitā’ [Sūtra])]
HOMAGE TO THE BHAGAVATĪ, THE ESSENCE OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL PRACTICE OF DISCERNING INSIGHT (PRAJÑĀ-PĀRAMITĀ) IN TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND LINES.
[The Dhāraṇī is as follows:]
TADYATHĀ/ OṂ PRAJÑE PRAJÑE MAHĀPRAJÑE SARVA BHARE/ PRAJÑĀ SARVA JÑENA DUNTARI PRAJÑĀ PRETA/ SASAKARE SIKARE SIKASITE/ BHU DHU BHU DHU/ KAMBHA/ KAMBHA/ BHU DHU BHU DHU/ SARA SARA/ DHARA DHARA/ PARA PARA/ GARJA GARJA/ GARJAYA TIṂDE SVĀHĀ
TAY-YATHĀ/ ONG PRADZNYE PRADZNYE MAHĀPRADZNYE SARBA BHARE/ PRADZÑĀ SARBA DZNYENA DUNTARI PRADZNYĀ PRETA/ SASAKARE SIKARE SIKASITE/ BHU DHU BHU DHU/ KAMBHA/ KAMBHA/ BHU DHU BHU DHU/ SARA SARA/ DHARA DHARA/ PARA PARA/ GARDZA GARDZA/ GARDZAYA TING-DE SWĀHĀ (SWOHĀ)]
By intoning this Mantra, it is equal to the recitation of the Prajñā-pāramitā in 25,000 Lines [Sūtra in its entirety].
THE HEART-ESSENCE OF THE TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND LINES [PRAJÑĀ– PĀRAMITĀ SŪTRA] IS COMPLETE.
(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos.)
Erick Tsiknopoulos (b. 1981) is an American translator of Tibetan, a scholar, researcher and postgraduate student in Buddhist Studies, a teacher and tutor of Tibetan language, a writer and editor, a voracious reader in various subjects, and an experienced world traveler. He is the founder and primary Tibetan translator of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group, and the creator of their main website, Tibetan-Translations.com, which currently features English translations of over 400 Tibetan texts. Many of his translations have been published in various forms, including as books.
He has been a student of Buddhism since 1999, a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 2003, and a student of Tibetan language since 2005. He has been translating Tibetan texts into English since 2007, has been based in India and Nepal studying Tibetan language and Buddhism intensively and translating Tibetan texts since 2008, and has been working professionally as a Tibetan-English translator and interpreter since 2009.
He is available for contact via email at: EmptyElephant@yahoo.com and SugatagarbhaTranslations@gmail.com