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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)

Text October 8, 2020

15 Scorn – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

Zenosaurus Curriculum 15: Language and scorn go together; trash talk and insult are venerable arts.

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