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The '''nine similes of illusion''' occur in this verse from the ''[[Diamond Cutter Sutra]]'':
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The '''nine similes of illusion''' occur in this verse from the [[Diamond Cutter Sutra]]:
  
 
:Like a star, hallucination, candle,
 
:Like a star, hallucination, candle,

Revision as of 21:06, 14 May 2011

The nine similes of illusion occur in this verse from the Diamond Cutter Sutra:

Like a star, hallucination, candle,
Magical illusion, dewdrop, bubble,
Dream, lightning, or a cloud—
Know all compounded phenomena to be like this.[1]

Notes

Further Reading

  • ‘The Light of Wisdom’ Volume 1. Root text by Padmasambhava and commentary by Jamgön Kongtrül the Great. Published by Shambhala Publications ISBN 0-87773-566-2. pp.140-141. See also note 277 page 274 for an explanation of the quotation.