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Suggestions, Please!: Verses for a Teacher

Postby erniefernandez » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:00 am

I am looking for some good Pali verses to give, in a calligraphy, as a gift to two teachers to whom I owe very much. I like the Dhammapada chapter on "The Wise" but would like to find something else.

I would be very grateful for any suggestions.

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Ernesto
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Re: Suggestions, Please!: Verses for a Teacher

Postby plwk » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:30 am

http://www.yellowrobe.com/component/con ... chers.html
‘Whenever the pupil of a teacher attains to such excellent distinction, that is a teacher who is not to be blamed in the world.
And if anyone blames that teacher, his blame is improper, untrue, not in accordance with reality, and faulty.’

http://www.vipassana.info/003-dhammadayada-sutta-e1.htm
The disciples of the Teacher abiding as inheriters of the Teaching not as inheriters of material...

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, the Teacher's message is healing & nourishing.
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga
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Re: Suggestions, Please!: Verses for a Teacher

Postby Hanzze » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:13 am

The duties of the pupil to his (her) teacher

1. To get up in sign of respect and go to receive him (her) when he (she) arrives. 2. To render him (her) a service if necessary. 3. To be eager to listen to his (her) advice. 4. If living with him (her), to help him (her) with the daily chores. 5. To try hard to learn what one does not yet know and not to forget what one has already learnt.


The duties of the teacher to his (her) pupil

1. To instruct him (her) well in matters concerning social life, customs and manners, as well as in the spiritual field. 2. To make sure that he (she) retains well what one teaches by making him repeat several times in the day. 3. To teach everything one knows without concealing anything. 4. To introduce him (her) to one's friends and associates so that he (she) can obtain a job. 5. To guarantee his (her) material and spiritual safety (recitation of protective texts).

I am sure the verses where it has originated are a good choice.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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