Appendix to the Diamond Sutra
----- Original Message -----
In my earlier work F0151 and Poem078, I pointed out the last crucial
concept that was not explicitly mentioned in the Diamond Sutra, namely, that: Buddha, is non-Buddha, is named "Buddha."
Today I wrote this in calligraphy to call attention to this important "final sentence."
Appendix to the Diamond Sutra Yutang Lin
Disengaged from both right and wrong to merge into non-dual;
In my Chinese article "Essentials of the Diamond Sutra" it has been pointed out that there are three types of arguments in the Sutra to avoid dualism: Disengaged from both right and wrong, negating as being insubstantial, and syllogistic denial and confirmation. For details please read my book in Chinese "Yang He Zhai Ming Jing Ji." ("Collection of Expositions on Sutras from the Study for the Cultivation of Harmony") In this sutra the pattern of "A, is non-A, is named ‘A’" is used to free attachments to everything. Nevertheless, some followers of Buddha could not help but maintain attitudes and behaviors that are confined by "Buddha." Therefore, I offer the statement which is not spelled out in the Sutra, as an appendix to it. May Buddhists be reminded that "Buddha, is non-Buddha, is named ‘Buddha’," and become thoroughly emancipated.
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