Diamond Sutra – Buddha’s teacher, Buddha land
Further to the early teachings of – There is no Buddha who attained enlightenment, and there is no enlightenment to be attained, this chapter explains that the Buddha did not obtain any teachings from his teachers, and Bodhisattva does not adore any describable Buddha land. For a teaching that can be obtained is not the ultimate teaching, and a Buddha land that can be described is not the real Buddha land.
Therefore, the Buddha recommends us to explore and realize the Mind that is free of (not devoid of) physical senses, emotional states, mental thoughts, and all concrete and subtle phenomena. I.e. the Mind beyond all things (and nothing). This is the real teacher that the Buddha learnt from, this is the real Buddha land that Bodhisattva adores.
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ADORNING PURE LANDS, TEN
The Buddha said to Subhuti:“What do you think.? Did the Tathagata obtain anything from: he Dharma, when in the past He was with Dipamkara Buddha?”
“No, World Honoured One. When the Tathagata was with Dipamkara, He did not obtain anything from the Dharma.”
“Subhuti, what do you think? Do Bodhisattvas adorn Buddha lands (by their moral actions)?”
“No. World Honoured One.
“Because this is not real adornment; it is (merely) called the adornment of Buddha lands.”
“Subhuti, this is why all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas should thus develop a pure and clean mind which should not abide in form, sound, smell, taste, touch and dharma. They should develop a mind which does not abide in anything.”