Netti-pakarana (the Guide)


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

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
‘Gratification, Disappointment,
Escape, Fruit, Means, the Blessed One’s
Command to Devotees: this Mode
Is the Conveying of a Teaching’

[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 (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 ?
[&] (Sn. 767).
This is the disappointment.

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