daverupa wrote:chownah wrote: I remember the Buddha said something like after you cut up a cow you refer to it as meat and not as cow.
This is from the Mahasatipatthana Sutta, where the Buddha discusses observing elements of the body in the way that a cut-up cow is observed to be meat parts, and not whole cow. I think Buddhaghosa comments further in the Vsm.
Thanks for that! It is the Buddhaghosa comment that I remembered but I didn't remember it as being commentarial. I don't take the commentaries too seriously so I won't be taking this as bolstering my bluster any longer but for those who like commentarial stuff this might give them another perspective.