The Heart Sutra is one of the most important Buddhist classics, while hand-copying Heart Surra is a popular practice among Buddhist followers in China historically.
The practice mainly serves two purposes: to help distribute Buddhist classics in an era when printing was expensive, and most importantly, to function as a meditative learning process that allows the message easily entering the subconsciousness.
The followings are calligraphies of Wen Zhengming (1470–1559), a renowned Ming Dynasty scholar.
Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfect Enlightenment, saw clearly that the all five aspects of human experience – what we see, what we hear, what we smell, what we taste and what we touch – are just our own imaginations.
The true reality is not tangible, is not even intangible. It is beyond any form and existence, thus it is always there and it never changes.
Your illusive self keeps reincarnating, but your true self never dies, thus never needs to be reborn. You are always here; time and space are just your imagination, so are your happiness and your suffering.
Fully enlightened ones know that everything they are experiencing is the illusion, like a drama they see on a tv screen, they thus feel no fear of anything.
Let your nightmares go
You will then awake
You can then decide when you are lucid
What kind of dreams you want to make