Saturday, 9 May 2009
As stated in the Saṃyutta Nikāya II 25ff:
‘…whether there is an arising of Tathāgatas or no arising of Tathāgatas, that element still persists, the stableness of the Dhamma, the fixed course of the Dhamma, specific conditionality. A Tathāgata awakens to this and breaks through to it. Having done so, he explains it, teaches it, proclaims it, establishes it, discloses it, analyses it, elucidates it.’
 Bhikkhu Bodhi 2000, p.551.