The Diamond Sutra, Chapter 2

Published on 10 July 2022 at 19:10

The Diamond Sutra, Chapter 2

Subhūti Asks for Instruction


"At that time, Elder Subhūti arose from his seat in the assembly, uncovered his right shoulder, placed his right knee on the ground, put his palms together with respect, and said to the Buddha, “How rare, World-Honored One, is the Tathagata who remembers and protects all bodhisattvas and causes them to be well endowed. World-Honored One, how should good people who have resolved in their hearts to pursue anuttara-samyak-saṃbodhi dwell or subdue their hearts?”

The Buddha said, “Indeed, Subhūti, it is as you say. The Tathàgata remembers and protects all bodhisattvas and ensures that they are well endowed. Now, listen attentively. I shall tell you how good people who resolve in their hearts on pursuing anuttara-samyak-saṃbodhi should dwell and subdue their hearts. Venerable Subhūti answered, “Yes, certainly, World-Honored One. I want to hear. I am delighted to listen.”