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Diamond Sutra, chapter 12

Subhuti said to the Buddha, “What should we call this teaching?”

The Buddha replied, “This Sutra shall be known as
‘The Diamond that Cuts through Illusion’.

By this name is should be read and studied. What does this name mean? This Sutra is hard and sharp, like a diamond that will cut away all delusions and bring one to the other shore of Enlightenment.”

“What do you think, Subhuti? Have I taught any definite teaching in this Sutra?”

“No you have not.”

This is the point at which the Buddha describes what this teaching is called. It is called the Diamond Sutra because of it’s power.


Daniel is a Meditation Teacher in Kansas City. Daniel teaches at the KC Dharma Collective and he is the host of the Kansas City Meditation Podcast. Daniel's background is rooted in the Chan Buddhist Tradition and he was empowered to teach by the Dharma Winds Sangha.

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