Character component frequency in the Heart Sutra

29 components with 2 occurrences:
广 可 舟 皮 虫 𠂉 寺 灬 刀 皿 白 穴 廿 七 禾 刂 爫 耂 戌 曾 勹 𠫔 月 辶 扌 巾 兄 人 小
106 components with 1 occurrence:
林 手 右 必 巠 巛 雚 見 咅 产 生 亍 罙 㓁 昭 召 縕 𥁕 囚 比 亼 共 皀 卩 戠 复 夂 者 去 烕 火 后 爭 彐 亅 咸 攵 艮 畀 丌 千 殸 耳 声 未 角 蜀 介 ⺻ 歹 首 䒑 知 㝵 旦 戶 斤 是 垂 卄 士 衣 石 疑 龴 巩 凡 忄 布 袁 𧘇 离 㐫 禸 凵 乂 冂 眞 頁 到 至 九 圼 般 弗 弓 豸 兒 臼 礻 申 𥫗 ⺼ 余 貫 毌 貝 虍 业 ⺊ 兌 曷 曰 匃 帝 少

The Korean Heart Sutra

摩 訶 般 若 波 羅 蜜 多 心 經
마 하 반 야 바 라 밀 다 심 경
ma ha ban ya ba ra mil ta shim gyong

觀 自 在 菩 薩 行 深 般 若
관 자 재 보 살 행 심 반 야
kwan ja jae bo sal haeng shim ban ya

Korean Buddhist Chanting by Bhikkhuni Gumgang

First she does the Thousand Hands and Eyes Sutra. She starts right off with the mantra to purify speech (suri suri mahasuri ….), that is, she does not include the “invocation” at the beginning. Also, she recites the Great Dharani three times, which is very cool. Other than that it is almost exactly the way that Zen Master Seung Sahn taught this chant (there are a few places where her pronunciation is clearly different).

五 蘊 皆 空 (five skandhas all empty)

In this post I’ll do the last four characters of the third line of the Heart Sutra. But perhaps before going any further I should point out that there is no standardization (at least none that I am aware of and/or comply with) for numbering the “lines” of the Heart Sutra. So these “lines” of […]

菩薩: Chinese for “Bodhisattva”

The Chinese name of Avalokiteshvara, as we saw in the previous post, is 觀自在. But the Chinese title of Avalokiteshvara is the next two words on the second line of the Heart Sutra: 菩薩. Here is the whole second line, with these two characters in red: 觀  自  在  菩  薩  行   深   般  若 […]