‘How To Spot The Liberated Man’

 

Marlene Dietrich, Beret and Tweeds, and no-less a Woman.

 


From the Diamond Sūtra:

Subhuti, what do you think? Is the Tathagata to be recognized by some material characteristic?’

‘No, World-honored One; the Tathagata cannot be recognized by any material characteristic.’

‘Wherefore? Because the Tathagata has said that material characteristics are not, in fact, material characteristics. Subhuti, wheresoever are material characteristics there is delusion; but whoso perceives that all characteristics are in fact no-characteristics, perceives the Tathagata.’