Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
I decided to look up this mantra from the Heart Sutra yesterday (“Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha”), and I ran across this interpretation:
totally completely gone,
so be it.
I kinda like it.
Here’s another interpretation on the Wikipedia web site:
Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, O what an awakening, all hail!
Personally I prefer the first one ... for some reason the word “totally” in the first interpretation really does it for me, and I like the subtle last line, “so be it.”