Basics of Buddhism

Something I remembered from the Diamond Sutra (金剛経, 금강경) recently:

All conditioned phenomena
Are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow
Like the dew, or like lightning
You should discern them like this

The term “conditioned phenomena” means all things that come into existence: people, thoughts, feelings, trends, planets, etc. Because it comes into existence, it will also fade. All good things must come to an end.

P.S. Thanks to Professor Charles Muller for posting his translations. 🙂


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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