Satipatthana sutta setting out the Buddha’s teaching to overcome suffering.
An allegory on truth and interpretation. A group of six blind men endeavour to describe an elephant.
‘Nothing of this sort needs to be coped with. Why? Because, if avoidable, it will be avoided. If unavoidable, it will be borne. If sufferable, it will be suffered. If insufferable, it will be wept at.’
Extract from a talk given at the Buddhist Publishing Group 2002 Summer School. Around 3 minutes
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