e 'aSsc The Diamond Sutra - Sutra still sparkling after all these years
"JIN Gang Jing," or the "Diamond Sutra" - in Sanskrit the "Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra" - is one of the best-known sutras among Buddhists, especially in China and other Asian countries.
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#1 Jun 9, 2013
One of the greatest Sutras ever. It is the essence of the highest truth.
#2 Jun 9, 2013
"Therefore, Subhuti, disciples should leave behind all distinctions of phenomena and awaken the thought of the attainment of Supreme Enlightenment.
A disciple should do this by not allowing their mind to depend upon ideas evoked by the world of the senses - by not allowing their mind to depend upon ideas stirred by sounds, odors, flavors, sensory touch, or any other qualities. The disciple's mind should be kept independent of any thoughts that might arise within it. If the disciple's mind depends upon anything in the sensory realm it will have no solid foundation in any reality.
#3 Jun 9, 2013
The lord Buddha continued:
"Subhuti, if someone gives treasures equal to the number of sands on the shores of the Ganges river, and if another, having realized the egolessness of all things, thereby understands selflessness, the latter would be more blessed than the one who practiced external charity. Why? Because great disciples do not see blessings and merit as a private possession, as something to be gained."
Subhuti inquired of the lord Buddha, "What do you mean 'great disciples do not see blessings and merit as a private possession'?"
The Buddha replied:
"Because those blessings and merit have never been sought after by those great disciples, they do not see them as private possessions, but they see them as the common possession of all beings."
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