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The Diamond Sutra's Scorn (BCR97)


The Diamond Sutra says, “If people despise you, it’s because of sinful karma from previous lives that has inexorably led you into evil paths in this life. Then, being despised by people in this life extinguishes the sinful karma of previous lives.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 97

(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)