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TALKING MUCH ABOUT THE TEACHING DOES NOT MEAN ONE IS VERSED

 

Then the Buddha recited the following verse which is recorded as the 259th verse of the Dhammapada.

 

Na tāvatā dhammadharo – yāvatā bahu bhāsati,

  yo ca appampi sutvāna – dhammaṁ kāyena passati,

  sa ve dhammadharo hoti – yo dhammaṁ nappamajjati.”

 

“One who talks much, is not one versed in the teaching on that account,

  one who hears only a little, but comprehends the teaching,

  and is not unmindful is indeed, one versed in the teaching.”

 

One should practice first, what one teaches others to practice

Sometimes a simple word can resume the Dhamma Venerable arahant Ekudana are the perfect example