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Pariyatti, patipatti and pativedha
June 11th, 2016

illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)

Pariyatti, patipatti and pativedha

The task of a compassionate teacher? the correct exposition of his/her teachings.
The task of the students? the practice (according to the teachings), patipatti., by +koan.無 

Illustration: A dead (or at least absent) teacher cannot point out to you your cherry-picking. Nor can (s)he calmly help you stop your hyper-activity or your delusions of “having figured it out”… just like cats.