They are to be called The Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra


“They are to be called The Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra. Protect and transmit them in order to take humankind across. If you speak according to them, you will be speaking the Orthodox Dharma. I will explain the Dharma to you, but I will not transmit the robe, because your roots of faith are pure and ripe. You certainly have no doubts and are worthy of the great Work. According to the meaning of the transmission verse of the First Patriarch Bodhidharma, the robe should not be transmitted.”

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3 responses to “They are to be called The Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

  1. The robe is not transmitted due to the robe will become one more hindrance to be let go of ?

    Kindly advise.

    Thank You

    • Melvin, I don’t know the answer to that, but if I had to go on my own understanding I would say you have the right idea, but I will find out for sure from a knowing adviser _/\_

    • Melvin, I don’t know the answer to that, but if I had to go on my own understanding I would say you have the right idea, but I will find out for sure from a knowing adviser _/\_

      It might also be just the fact that the robe could be stolen, or that the robe will “give away” the Patriarch that needs his identity hidden until the right time for the Patriarch to teach the Dharma.

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