The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 35

The Buddha said, “Now, practicing the way is like smelting iron: if the dross is removed while forging a vessel, that vessel will be of fine quality. In studying the way, gradually remove the impurities of mind as you vigorously advance along the way; then, your practice will be pure.”