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DIAMOND SUTRA - Chapter 11. Practice Virtue

Tasmat tarhi Subhute bodhisattvena mahasattvena sarva-samjna-vivarjayitva-anuttarayam samyaksambodhau cittam utpadayitavyam. Na rupa-pratisthitam cittam utpadayitavyam, na sabda-gandha-rasa-sprastavya-dharma-pratisthitam cittam utpadayitavyam, na dharma-pratisthitam cittam utpadayitavyam, na adharma-pratisthitam cittam utpadayitavyam, na kvacit-pratisthitam cittam utpadayitavyam. Tat kasya hetoh? Yat pratisthitam tad eva-apratisthitam. Tasmad eva Tathagato bhasate: Apratisthitena bodhisattvena danam datavyam. Na rupa-sabda-gandha-rasa-sprastavya-dharma-pratisthitena danam datavyam.
Therefore then, Subhuti, the Bodhi-being, the great being, after he has got rid of all perceptions, should raise his thought to the utmost, right and perfect enlightenment. He should produce a thought which is unsupported by forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables, or mind-objects, unsupported by dharma, unsupported by no-dharma, unsupported by anything. And why? All supports have actually no support. It is for this reason that the Tathagata teaches: By an unsupported Bodhisattva should a gift be given, not by one who is supported by forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touchables, or mind-objects.

Api tu khalu punah Subhute bodhisattvenaivamrupo dana-parityagah kartavyah sarva-sattvanam arthaya. Tat kasya hetoh? Ya caisa Subhute sattva-samjna saiva-a-samjna. Ya evam te sarva-sattvas Tathagatena bhasitas ta eva-a-sattvah. Tat kasya hetoh? Bhuta-vadi Subhute Tathagatah satyavadi tathavady ananyathavadi Tathagatah. Na vitatha-vadi Tathagatah.
And further, Subhuti, it is for the weal of all beings that a Bodhisattva should give gifts in this manner. And why? This perception of a being, Subhuti, that is just a non-perception. Those all-beings of whom the Tathagata has spoken, they are indeed no-beings. And why? Because the Tathagata speaks in accordance with reality, speaks the truth, speaks of what is, not otherwise. A Tathagata does not speak falsely.

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