October 31, 2014

Chapter 7: The Ineffable Source of All Buddhas –– THE DIAMOND SUTRA

    “Do you think I became the Inconceivably Dynamic, Transcendent-Yet-Appearing Individual by virtue of my realization of unexcelled perfect enlightenment? Don’t I implore others to achieve the same?”

     Subhuti answered, “No and no, World-Honored One! You have told us that you didn’t attain any realization of unexcelled perfect enlightenment, much less show others how to proceed. You have said that the nature of your teaching is that it is beyond mental analysis; it's not bestowable! Hence, all buddhas must arise out of That Which Is Beyond Being Analyzed.”

        "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