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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 37

The Buddha said, “A disciple may be a thousand leagues apart from me, but if he remembers my precepts, he is certain to attain the way. Although those to my immediate left and right may see me constantly, if they do not follow my precepts, they will never attain the way.”