November 2, 2012

Chapter 24: The Huge Value of Engaging Yourself In Just One Verse –– THE DIAMOND SUTRA

     “Subhuti! Imagine that a philanthropist is dispensing, in the amount of quadrillions of universes full, the most highly valuable and splendid of donations, all for the achievement of the goals of the awakened ones. Compare him with any person who is seriously studying, coming to terms with and attempting to explain to others a mere four lines of this wisdom perfecting methodology (prajna paramita sutra). The second person’s actions result in the creation of an incalculably greater goodness!”

        "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