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Swami Satchidanand talking about the heart sutra and explaining the meaning of Avalokitesvara and bodhisattva and how all sages and saints live from the highest heart or prajna paramita which are the soul chakras above the head along the antahkarana taught in Energy Enhancement initiation 4
Satchidanand: He was doing deep prajna paramita. An ordinary explanation for this is that he was meditating on prajna paramita, deep, highest heart meditation. (laughs). Clearly saw the Mu…is this a cow? Mooo. Clearly saw the Mu of all 5 conditions. What is this? It’s different from the burro, different from my donkey, we’ve got a moo cow there now. What is this mu? Well, we’ll get around to that later as well. It’s complicated this you know. It’s not easy. I can understand the difficulty that this person had in translating. Thus redeeming misfortune and pain. Takes away. Misfortune. Bad luck. So whatever he was doing it was really good. And he says, oh Sariputra, what is this Sariputra, is it like a puter? No it’s Sariputra. Sariputra was the closest disciple to the Buddha. So by stating Sariputra’s name within this sutra he is saying that this lecture is only for the highest most evolved people. So you can all go (laughs). Oh Sariputra form is no other than mu. We’ve got that cow back again, he’s there he’s got back into the story again, he’s even more horrible than my burro. Form is no other than mu. And mu is exactly form so form means mu.
Now you know Shakespeare said “This story is a story full of sound and fury signifying nothing”. Now this is a story without a heart but this is the heart sutra, so there is a tremendous significance within this story. Now, I didn’t know what this translation meant twenty years ago when I read it for the first time. And yet when I read it for the first time and I got to this point, where it says “form is no other than mu, mu is no other than form”, I started to cry, I started having little tears coming down from eyes as I was reading it. And I didn’t know what it meant, my intellect didn’t know what it meant. But something inside said “This is significant”, it’s important, it means something so I had to find out what it meant. My intellect had to be satisfied even though my intuition said “This is significant, this has heart, this is going to teach me something of real significance”.
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