11 July 2012

A Gatha from the Vajrasamadhi Sutra

I hope this brief verse (gatha) makes the same impression on you as it does for me:
Objects that are produced by causes and conditions,
Those objects are extinguished and unproduced.
Extinguish all objects subject to production and extinction,
And those objects will be produced and unextinguished.
This is from the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra (published as Cultivating Original Enlightenment, by Robert Buswell, which includes a brilliant exposition of the text by the great Korean master Wonhyo).

At this link, you can find a version of this gatha that you can print, cut down to size, and pin to your cubicle wall or the space just above the kitchen sink, for reflecting at regular intervals.

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