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Mahasattva Fu Explains Things to Emperor Wu (BCR67)


Emperor Wu of Liang asked Mahasattva Fu to explain the Diamond Sutra.
Fu went up to the teaching seat. He shook the lectern and immediately came down.
The Emperor was startled.
Duke Zhi asked, “Your Majesty, do you understand?”
“No, I don’t.”
“Mahasattva Fu has finished explaining the sutra.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 67

(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)

Note: Mahasattva Fu was a revered lay practitioner

Video November 14, 2023
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