Nothing Cuts Like a Diamond

Nothing cuts through delusion, illusion, ego, self, body, labels, categories, language, like the sharpness of a diamond; nothing cuts through like the Diamond Sutra.

Diamond Sutra

“Therefore, Subhuti, fearless  bodhisattvas should get rid of all perceptions in giving birth to the thought of unexcelled, perfect enlightenment.  They should not give birth to a thought attached to a sign, nor should they give birth to a thought attached to a sound, a smell, a taste, a touch, or a dharma.  They should not give birth to a thought attached to a dharma, nor should they give birth to a thought attached to no dharma.  They should not give birth to a thought attached to anything.  And why not?  Every attachment is no attachment.  Thus, the Tathagata says that bodhisattvas should give gifts without being attached.  They should give gifts without being attached to a sign, a sound, a smell, a taste, a touch, or a dharma.”   –Diamond Sutra, Ch. 14

 

“Who looks for me in form

who seeks me in a voice

indulges in wasted effort

such people see me not.”

DS, Ch. 26

*Adapted from Red Pine’s text and commentary on the Diamond Sutra.

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