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The Heart Sutra is the most familiar of all the originall teachings of the Buddha Buddhists recite it daily all over the world The Heart Sutra contains Buddhisms most direct most concise teaching about the true nature of our own being and of all reality The Heart Sutra reveals the entire secret of truth of the universe and life The teachings in the sutra are based on the perfection of ultimate wisdom Knowledge and wisdom can block our understanding of Buddhism Meaning if you cannot clear your mind and your concepts of belief then you can never understand the essence of Buddhism Humans rationalize everything and the sutra teaches that we should be open-minded to everyones opinions The Heart Sutra is also based on emptiness Form is emptiness emptiness also is form Emptiness is no other than form form is no other than emptiness The five elements that comprise a human being are form feelings perceptions mental formations and consciousness Of all the five elements not one can be by itself Each of the five has to be made by another To the Buddhists wisdom is not something we learn They believe it is something that comes naturally and out of our own mindfulness We should be ready to observe things and be ready to think and we should accept things or people for what they are and not impose our own thoughts and opinions All people no matter who they are can attain the perfection of wisdom The Heart Sutra teaches to reduce attachment and to be independent Once we have realized the emptiness of things we can have no attachment To realize the truth is how to overcome suffering If we did not follow what we always believed to be the truth we would not have to experience the suffering involved with hearing the actual truth The Heart Sutra is a very simple way to follow the Buddha The most important thing in
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