Therefore, the Prajna Paramita is the Great Magic Spell, the Spell of Illumination, the Supreme Spell, Which Can Truly Protect One From All Suffering Without Fail.

The above segment of The Heart Sutra praises the merits of Prajna. The term spell suggests that the theme and the essence of this Sutra transcend all intellectual concepts; its power and its strength are operative in realms not amenable to manipulation. Furthermore, its effect can manifest instantaneously, transcending the worldly, attaining holiness.