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#1 RobertK

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

Robert: The Buddha teaches by means of gratification and disapointment (nlcuding carrot and stick)

 

 

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The Ninefold Thread in the Mode of Conveying a Teaching

31. Herein, what is the Mode of Conveying a Teaching ? The

Mode of Conveying a Teaching is [summarized] in the following

verse:

'Gratification, Disappointment,

Escape, Fruit, Means, the Blessed One's

Command to Devotees: this Mode

Is the Conveying of a Teaching'

 

(§5).

[The act-of-teaching and what-is-taught]

32. What does it teach ? [It teaches as follows:]

[In t h e a s p e c t s of] g r a t i f i c a t i o n , d i s a p p o i n t m e n t,

escape, f r u i t , means, and i n j u n c t i o n , 1 <Bhikkhus, I

s h a l l t e a c h you a True Idea t h a t is good in the

b e g i n n i n g , good in the middle, and good in the

end, with i t s own meaning and i t s own p h r a s i n g ; I

s h a l l d i s p l a y a Divine Life t h a t is e n t i r e l y perfect

and pure> (M. i, 280).

 

33. Herein, what is the gratification ?

< When a mortal desires, if his desire is fulfilled,

He is sure to be happy by getting what he wants >

This is the gratification. (Pe 45; Sn. 766).

 

34. Herein, what is the disappointment ?

[&]<Desire-born and wilful, if his desires elude him,

He becomes as deformed as if pierced by a barb> (Sn. 767).

This is the disappointment.

 

 



#2 RobertK

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

the guide



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

Thanks for sharing this Robert!

 

Kevin



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:39 AM

I recommend studying the netti in detail. See link above.
Years ago I mentioned to khun sujin how profound it was and quoted some passages. At that time thete was no translation in Thai.
She then sopke with ajahn somporn - who was on the official government committee that translation the psli and the foundation published a translation with the commentary (no translation yet in englisj)

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:25 PM

That's wonderful.  I am sure some Thais have benefited.  I am just scanning it now.  Over time I will be able to study it more.

 

Kevin