February 17, 2014

Chapter 29: On Inconceivably Dynamic, Transcendent-Yet-Appearing Individuals, (skt. tathāgata) –– THE DIAMOND SUTRA


    “Subhuti! Could an inconceivably dynamic, transcendent-yet-appearing individual be identified by the bodily positionings they take—perhaps their manner of standing, sitting or reclining? The observation of physical positionings simply won't help in the identification of such beings. 

    “An inconceivably dynamic, transcendent-yet-appearing individual is inconceivably dynamic—though transcendent, they posture within the world of men. That’s why they're called ‘inconceivably dynamic, transcendent-yet-appearing individuals.’” 



        "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