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Can't seem to see run-of-the-mill there but I'm tipping it's puthujjana, a.k.a. worldling.
"Even though I was endowed with such fortune, such total refinement, the thought occurred to me: 'When an untaught, run-of-the-mill person, himself subject to death, not beyond death, sees another who is dead, he is horrified, humiliated, & disgusted, oblivious to himself that he too is subject to death, not beyond death. And if I — who am subject to death, not beyond death — were to be horrified, humiliated, & disgusted on seeing another person who is dead, that would not be fitting for me.' As I noticed this, the living person's intoxication with life entirely dropped away.
Sanghamitta wrote:I am now wandering down a side path wondering what the origin of run-of-the-mill is...A mill run is of course the stream that worked the water mill to grind the wheat or barley.....
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