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DIAMOND SUTRA - Chapter 21. Conclusion

Yas ca khalu punah Subhute bodhisattva mahasattvo 'prameyan asamkhyeyaml lokadhatun saptaratna-paripurnam krtva Tathagatebhyo 'rhadbhyah samyaksambuddhebhyo danam dadyat, yas ca kulaputro va kuladuhita vetah prajnapara-mitaya dharmaparyayad antasas catuspadikam api gatham udgrhya dharayed desayed vacayet paryavapnuyat parebhyas ca vistarena samprakasayed, ayam eva tato nidanam bahutaram punyaskandham prasunuyad aprameyam asamkhyeyam. Katham ca samprakasayet? Yatha na prakasayet. Tenocyate samprakasayed iti.
And finally, Subhuti, if a Bodhisattva, a great being had filled world-systems immeasurable and incalculable with the seven precious things, and gave them as a gift to the Tathagatas, the Arhats, the fully Enlightened Ones, and if, on the other hand, a son or daughter of good family had taken from this Prajnaparamita, this discourse on Dharma, but one stanza of four lines, and were to bear it in mind, demonstrate, recite and study it, and illuminate it in full detail for others, on the strength of that this latter would beget a greater heap of merit, immeasurable and incalculable. And how would he illuminate it? So as not to reveal. Therefore is it said, 'he would illuminate'.

Taraka timiram dipo
Maya-avasyaya budbudam
Supinam vidyud abhram ca
Evam drastavyam samskrtam.

As stars, a fault of vision, as a lamp,
A mock show, dew drops, or a bubble,
A dream, a lightning flash, or cloud,
So should one view what is conditioned.

Idam avocad Bhagavan. Attamanah sthavira Subhutis, te ca bhiksu-bhiksuny-upasakopasikas te ca bodhisattvah sa-deva-manusa-asura-gandharvas ca loko Bhagavato bhasitam abhyanandann iti. Arya-Vajracchedika Bhagavati Prajnaparamita samapta.
Thus spoke the Lord. Enraptured, the Elder Subhuti, the monks and nuns, the pious laymen and laywomen, and the Bodhisattvas, and the whole world with its Gods, men, Asuras and Gandharvas rejoiced in the Lord's teaching. - This completes the Diamond-Cutter of Perfect Wisdom.

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