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Xuansha’s “The Three Vehicles and the Twelve Divisions of Sutras”

Xuansha’s “The Three Vehicles and the Twelve Divisions of Sutras”

Xuansha was once asked by a monastic, “The Three Vehicles and the Twelve Divisions of Sutras are unnecessary. What is the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming from India?”
Xuansha said, “The Three Vehicles and the Twelve Divisions of Sutras are totally unnecessary.”

Student: “Why did Xuansha say that The Three Vehicles and the Twelve Divisions of Sutras were unnecessary even though they are all Buddha’s teaching?”
Master: “Because that is the core of The Three Vehicles and the Twelve Divisions of Sutras.”

Commentary:
When Buddha is no longer Buddha and the Sutras are no longer the Sutras, we will see Buddha.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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