Netti-pakarana (the Guide): The Ninefold Thread in the Mode of Conveying a Teaching

Robert: The Buddha teaches by means of gratification and disapointment ( carrot and stick)

Netti-pakarana (the Guide)

PART 3. COUNTER-DEMONSTRATIVE SUBSECTION

16 Modes of Conveying: Separate Treatment

1. The Ninefold Thread in the Mode of Conveying a Teaching

  1. Herein, what is the Mode of Conveying a Teaching ? The Mode of Conveying a Teaching is [summarized] in the following verse:

‘Gratification, Disappointment,

Escape, Fruit, Means, the Lord Buddha’s

Commana to Devotees: this Mode

Is the Conveying of a Teaching’ (§5).

[The act-of -teaching and what-is-taught]

  1. What does it teach ? [It teaches as follows:]

[In the aspects of] gratification, disappointment, escape, fruit, means, and injunction,1 <Bhikkhus, I shall teach you a True Idea that is good in the

beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end, with its own meaning and its own phrasing; I shall display a Divine Life that is entirely perfect and pure> (M. i, 280).

  1. Herein, what is the gratification ?

< When a mortal desires , if his desire is fulfilled,

He is sure to be happy by getting what he wants >

This is the gratification. (Pe 45; Sn. 766).

  1. Herein, what is the disappointment ?

[6]< Desire-born and willful, if his desires elude him ,

He becomes as deformed as if pierced by a barb> (Sn. 767).

This is the disappointment.

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