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A Roof Peak —Bhikkhu Sujato

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1. Similes

1. A Roof Peak

1.1So I have heard. 1.2At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery.

1.3There the Buddha … said:

1.4“Mendicants, the rafters of a bungalow all lean to the peak and meet at the peak, and when the peak is demolished they’re all demolished too. 1.5In the same way any unskillful qualities are rooted in ignorance and meet in ignorance, and when ignorance is demolished they’re all demolished too.

1.6So you should train like this: 1.7‘We will stay diligent.’ 1.8That’s how you should train.”