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The Diamond Cutter at Apache Pass, Part 2: Passage to India

Blindfolded, he spoke eloquently on the nature of emptiness.

This is the second installment in a series.

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Subhüti, if there were as many Ganges rivers as the sand grains of the Ganges, would the sand grains of them all be many?

Subhüti said: Many indeed, World-Honored One! Even the Ganges rivers would be innumerable; how much more so would be their sand grains!

Subhüti, I will declare a truth to you. If a good man or good woman filled three thousand galaxies of worlds with the seven treasures for each sand grain in all those Ganges rivers, and gave all away in gifts or alms, would he gain great merit?

Subhüti answered: Great indeed, World-Honored One!

Then Buddha declared: Nevertheless, Subhüti, if a good man or good woman studies this discourse only so far as to receive and retain four lines, and teaches and explains them to others, the consequent merit would be far greater.

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