Subhuti, you must not think that the Tathagata entertains the notion 'I wil bring all living beings to the shore of awakening.' Why? Becuase in reality there are no beings who can be liberated by the Tathagata. To entertaing the notion that thre are beings who can be liberated would be to partake in the idea of a self. a person, a being and a living soul. The Tathagata has taught that one must not seize upon these notions, and yet foolish common people have seized upon them. Subhuti, though the Tathagata use the words 'foolish common people,' in reality there are no such people. Such is merely a name. That is why they are called foolish common people.
Source: The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World, Pages: 152
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