Uses of Dharma (Red Pine)

Even though we cannot find anything real, the perception that something is real has its use – it is how we live in the world. The perception that something is not real also has its use – it is how we enter the stream of dharma. But the absence of dharmas makes progress impossible; we still need dharmas to reach the other shore. Thus we renounce self-existence and receive in exchange a body of merit (punya skandha).

— Red Pine, commentary on The Diamond Sutra

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