"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One; He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds; He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. " -------------------------------------------- "The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One, Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation, Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "
5. Patigha, also vyapada, The literal meaning of this term is "to hit against," but it is often translated into English as "ill-will or hatred."
That's really interesting - thanks!
I wonder if that's connected to where the Buddha said he did not fight with the world, but the world fought with him.
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)
"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson