Buddhist Diamond Sutra – starting next week
We finished our discussion on Confucius Analects last week. So far we have gone through the core teachings from Laozi’s Daodejing, and Confucius Analect. Starting next week, we will start our discussion on one of the core text in Buddhism – Diamond Sutra. Here is an overview of the text:
If reality is beyond the mind, how do we subdue it and where to abide afterwards? A Bodhisattva do so without attaching to self, personality, being, life, nor will a Bodhisattva attach to any descriptions, names, powers, missions, and states. For a Bodhisattva is a state, not something that can be attained by some “one”, the term “Bodhisattva” is only a name/description for such state. Therefore any “one” claiming its “self” as a Bodhisattva is not a real Bodhisattva. This Sutra, therefore, sweep away all false claims of enlightened states yet confirmed their realities. This sutra presents advance teachings that outline the intricacies of the pathway of a Bodhisattva.