im am confused about the sutta that is a teaching to Rahula
Like unto earth,  Rahula, practise meditation. For, O Rahula, by practising meditation like the earth, the contacts that have arisen—agreeable and disagreeable—will not continue to obsess your mind. Just as pure and impure things, Rahula,—excrement, urine, saliva, pus and blood—are cast upon the earth, and yet the earth neither abhors, nor loathes, nor dislikes such things; even so yourself, Rahula, earth-wise, practise meditation. For, Rahula, by practising meditation like the earth, the contacts that have arisen—agreeable and disagreeable—will not continue to obsess your mind
it says earlier that the earth element, the hard parts of the body should be seen as non self and one would be disgusted with them. but it seems here in this excerpt from the same sutta its pointing more towards equanimity not disgust.
here is what is says first
This is not mine; this am I not; this is soulless’; Having seen with perfect knowledge that such is the case, one becomes disgusted with the element of earth, and one’s mind is detached from the element of solidity
any help? metta befriend
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.