I prostrate to Mañjughoṣa.
Chone Lama Dragpa Shedrub was an 18th century scholar from the Great Monastery of Chone called The Joyful Place of Explanation and Realization. His commentary on the Heart Sutra called The Sun Illuminating the Profound Meaning of Emptiness explains the meaning of every phrase of the Heart Sutra from the beginning to the end.
At least in Tibetan the commentary is compelling in both its simplicity and clarity as well as its completeness, both the explanation of the Heart Sutra, as well as the additional short explanation of how to meditate on emptiness.
I hope that my translation is at least a reflection of these qualities found in the Tibetan version. Very occasionally I took some liberties by changing the arrangement of outlines, adding an outline, or changing the sequence of a few phrases, to make it more comfortable for the Western reader.
The changes are referred to in the notes and the original outline is added to the appendix. Occasionally I inserted comments or quotes not found in the original commentary, to aid with the understanding of the text. These are made discernable by being in brackets.
May all sentient beings be happy.