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Diamond Sutra, chapter 18

“Should one look for a teacher with a perfect physical body?”

“No, we should not be attached to appearances. Like everything else, appearances are temporary and illusionary.”

We shouldn’t be attached to things like appearance. It’s said that the Buddha had a very striking appearance. He is making sure Subhuti is not attached to him because of this.

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Daniel is a Zen Teacher in Kansas City. He leads Fountain City Zen, a floating meditation community. Daniel is affiliated with the Dharma Winds Tradition, where he ordained in 2018. Daniel is a co-owner of the website The Tattooed Buddha and he has a weekly podcast called Scharpening the Mind.

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