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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

The Diamond Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra

Section 18

“Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathāgata have a physical eyeball?” “Yes, indeed, World Honored One, the Tathāgata has a physical eyeball.” “Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathāgata have the divine eye?” “Yes, indeed, World Honored One, the Tathāgata has the divine eye.” “Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathāgata have the wisdom eye?” “Yes, indeed, World Honored One, the Tathāgata has the wisdom eye.” “Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathāgata have the dharma eye?” “Yes, indeed, World Honored One, the Tathāgata has the dharma eye.” “Subhuti, what do you think? Does the Tathāgata have the buddha eye?” “Yes, indeed, World Honored One, the Tathāgata has the buddha eye.”
“Subhuti, what do you think? Has the Tathāgata said that all the sand in the Ganges River is sand, or not?” “Yes, indeed, World Honored One, the Tathāgata has said it is sand .” “Subhuti, what do you think? If there were as many Ganges Rivers as there is sand in the Ganges River and there were buddhas’ world-systems as numerous as the sand in all of those Ganges Rivers, would there then be a lot [of buddha worlds], or not?” “There would be an awful lot, World Honored One.” “The Buddha said to Subhuti, “The Tathāgata knows all the types of thought of all the sentient beings in those many lands. Why is this? The Tathāgata has said that all their thoughts are free of thought; this is called thought. What is the reason for this? Subhuti, past thoughts are unascertainable; present thoughts are unascertainable; future thoughts are unascertainable.