Transcription and the Heart Sutra
Thepurpose of this paper focuses on examining transcription of the Heart Sūtra. Buddhist scriptures prefer to the
transcription due to the Five Losses and Three Difficulties. The Heart Sūtra includes traces of transcription by Chinese,
Sanskrit, and Korean pronunciations. These transcriptions keep long history and show intention to preserve the original
without distortion of meanings by translation. So, this paper suggests that transcription can be a translation method without
loss of meanings.
Keywords- Buddhist Sutra,the Heart Sūtra,Translation, Translation Methods, Transcription