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Sutras’ teachings are like the finger that points to the moon.
If the moon is repeatedly seen,
one realises that the pointer is not the moon after all.
All Tathagatas’ [Buddhas’] variety of spoken instructions
for Bodhisattvas, are also like thus.

~ Sutra of Complete Enlightenment

修多罗教,如标月指,
若复见月,了知所标毕竟非月,
一切如来种种言说开示菩萨,亦复如是。

~ 圆觉经

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3 Responses to “Finger & Moon”

  1. Guess we will need to practise Buddha’s teaching well before we are able to occasionally see, then repeatedly see the moon, and always see the moon.

  2. Shen Shi'an December 14, 2011

    Well said!

    (Y)

    Amituofo

  3. i love this

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