The Heart Sutra is the frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The sutra also flourished in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan, China, parts of India and Nepal.
The Altar Flower Heart Sutra Ring represents the intention of the Heart Sutra. It conveys the heart essence of what is called prajnaparamita, the “perfection of wisdom or insight.” The Heart Sutra is on the lower end and the shortest sutra consists of just one letter.
Meaning & Symbolism
PRAJNA PARAMITA heart is the specific name of the Heart Sutra. Sutra is constantly unchanging dharma. It is also defined as a path that one should necessarily be passed through in cultivation.
The Heart Sutra explores one of the fundamental concepts of Buddhism which is emptiness. Emptiness, or in Sanskrit, shunyata, is the concept of perceiving events, objects, and ideas without coloring them with the tint of our perception.
Emptiness in this sense is closely related to mindfulness. The Heart Sutra holds that those who allow the practice to carry them through and beyond.
The Heart Sutra communicates that separateness is actually an illusion. It’s a tough concept that challenges the way you view yourself and others.
- Weight: 11 grams
- Number: 20mm
- Ring Width: 11mm
- Material: Copper-nickel Alloy
- Color: Retro
- 1 Altar Flower Heart Sutra Ring