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piotr
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Metaphor

Postby piotr » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Hi All,

I’m looking for a metaphor from Pāli Canon which describes a person who teaches one thing and behaves in opposite way.

Thanks, Piotr
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Re: Metaphor

Postby gavesako » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:20 pm

The ladle that does not taste the soup? That is in the Dhammapada
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Re: Metaphor

Postby santa100 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:15 pm

From the Dhammapada's Yamakavagga: Pairs (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html)

19-20

If he recites many teachings, but
— heedless man —
doesn't do what they say,
like a cowherd counting the cattle of
others,
he has no share in the contemplative life.

If he recites next to nothing
but follows the Dhamma
in line with the Dhamma;
abandoning passion,
aversion, delusion;
alert,
his mind well-released,
not clinging
either here or hereafter:
he has his share in the contemplative life.

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Re: Metaphor

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:19 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Metaphor

Postby piotr » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:50 am

Hi All,

Thanks for all of your replies, but unfortunately it's non of these. If I remember correctly it was specifically about a teacher who doesn't behave in line with his teaching.
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Re: Metaphor

Postby gavesako » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:30 am

Then it must be the person who thinks another's field is to be worked on when he has not even worked on his own field (this is from Digha Nikaya).
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Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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