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Explaining the Diamond Sutra

Updated on April 24, 2014
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Explaining parts of the Diamond Sutra

The Diamond of Transcendental Wisdom represents matter being broken down in its most subatomic particles and then broken down to nonexistence which in turn is broken down into truth, which either is, nor is not. This knowledge that is not knowledge because knowledge is just the name given therefore it is knowledge, is the appreciation that all creation came from truth, the intrinsic qualities and non intrinsic qualities such as nonexistence, describing the qualities of transcendental wisdom, are not intrinsic qualities or non intrinsic qualities, because the intrinsic and non intrinsic qualities describing transcendental wisdom are just the names given it. There is no formula for the truth of transcendental wisdom to enunciate, truth is uncontainable and inexpressible, it either is nor is it not (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). This unformulated principle is the foundation of the different systems of all the sages (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011).

Receiving the Diamond of Transcendental Wisdom

One that is able to receive "The Diamond of Transcendental Wisdom" with pure and lucid mind apprehends an idea of fundamental reality (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). Fundamental reality is not a distinctive idea. It is just the name given it. Those that have left behind ideas, ideas of ego-entity, free from the idea of a personality, free from the idea of a being, and free from the idea of individuality are all Buddha’s(Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). These individuals will not fall back cherishing the idea of things having intrinsic qualities or things having non intrinsic qualities (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). Intrinsic qualities or non intrinsic qualities are the same, showing ego entity (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). The distinguishing of an ego entity is erroneous because truth is uncontainable inexpressible, it neither is nor is it not (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). Those whom find consolation in limited doctrines involving the conception of an ego entity, a personality, a being, or a separated individuality are unable to accept, recite, receive or study openly "The Diamond of Transcendental Wisdom(Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011).

Those individuals that are Buddha’s are not Buddha’s that is just the name given them; therefore they are called Buddha’s.

Buddha’s represent truth

Truth that is uncontainable and inexpressible

Truth that either is

Nor is it not (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011)

When explaining The Diamond Sutra to others

The manner explaining The Diamond sutra to others is by detachment from appearance’s abiding in real truth (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). He who sees the truth by form, he who seeks it by sound, perverted is his footsteps along the way (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011). For it cannot be perceived.

It is uncontainable and inexpressible

It either is

Nor is it not (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011).

Thus shall ye think of this entire fleeting world (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011):

A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011);

A flash of lightning in a summer cloud (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011).

A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream (Diamond Sutra - A New Translation, 2011)

References

Diamond Sutra - A New Translation. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.diamond-sutra.com/diamond_sutra_translation.html

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