From “Commentaries on the ‘Diamond Sutra'”, by Tich Nhat Hahn

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“The world of conditions is filled with erroneous views.

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If we can break through all erroneous perceptions and penetrate directly into the true nature of all objects of mind, we will be in touch with suchness. To be in touch with the suchness of all dharmas is to see the Tathagata, and to see the Tathagata is to be in touch with the suchness of all dharmas. The Tathagata is the suchness of all objects of mind.

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We cannot make any statement about the true nature of reality. Words and ideas can never convey reality. This passage of the Sutra [§30] describes the indescribable nature of all things.If we base our understanding of reality on our concepts of particles, atoms, or composites, we are stuck. We must go beyond all concepts if we want to be in touch with the true nature of things.”

From “Commentaries on the ‘Diamond Sutra'”, by Tich Nhat Hahn

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