March 15, 2012

Chapter 12: How Holy Places and Holy Beings Are Made to Appear –– THE DIAMOND SUTRA

    “And further, Subhuti! The significance of this teaching is such that any locations where a few lines are recited become sacred sites, same as holy shrines.

    “But then again, Subhuti! Let's say someone did recite this––applying themselves to the point of being able to understand and share the gist of meaning. Well, wherever that person happens to be situated, in every single spot, there would be an appearance of, none other than, the Buddha himself!”

        "The Diamond Teaching"  (Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita Sutra)
                tr. by Sol Ta Triane
                Featuring the Buddha in a discussion with his disciple, Subhuti
                Recorded by the disciple, Ananda  

A Poementary to help explain Chapter 12 of the Diamond Sutra