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If You Are Scorned (BCR97)


The Diamond Sutra says, “If because of evil karma from your previous lives, you are despised and scorned by others and about to fall into hell, then because you are despised and scorned by others, the evil karma of your previous lives is extinguished.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 97 (PZI version)

See also: The Diamond Sutra’s Scorn, 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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