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'''Three defects of the vessel''' or '''pot''' ([[Wyl.]] ''snod kyi skyon gsum'') — three incorrect ways of listening to the [[Dharma]]. They are to listen like:
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'''Three defects of the vessel''' or '''pot''' (Tib. <big>སྣོད་ཀྱི་སྐྱོན་གསུམ་</big>, [[Wyl.]] ''snod kyi skyon gsum'') — three incorrect ways of listening to the [[Dharma]]. They are to listen like:
  
 
#a vessel turned upside down,
 
#a vessel turned upside down,
 
#a vessel with a hole in it, and
 
#a vessel with a hole in it, and
 
#a vessel containing poison.
 
#a vessel containing poison.
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'''Alternative version:'''
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As regards the three defects of the container, it is said:
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Not paying attention is to be like a container turned upside down.
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Not remembering is to be like a container with a hole in it.
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Mixing what you hear with mental afflictions is to be like a container with poison inside.
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These three should be avoided.
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As the sutra says:
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Listen well with full attention and remember what you hear..<ref>*Patrul Rinpoche, ''Preliminary Points to be Explained When Teaching the Buddha’s Word or the Treatises'', translated by Adam Pearcey</ref>.
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=='''Tibetan'''==
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<big>༼༡༽རྣ་བ་མི་གཏད་ཁ་སྦུབས་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐྱོན།
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༼༢༽ཡིད་ལ་མི་འཛིན་ཞབས་རྡོལ་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐྱོན།
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༼༣༽།ཉོན་མོངས་དང་འདྲེས་དུག་ཅན་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐྱོན།།</big>
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==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==

Revision as of 18:51, 31 May 2011

Three defects of the vessel or pot (Tib. སྣོད་ཀྱི་སྐྱོན་གསུམ་, Wyl. snod kyi skyon gsum) — three incorrect ways of listening to the Dharma. They are to listen like:

  1. a vessel turned upside down,
  2. a vessel with a hole in it, and
  3. a vessel containing poison.

Alternative version:

As regards the three defects of the container, it is said:

Not paying attention is to be like a container turned upside down. Not remembering is to be like a container with a hole in it. Mixing what you hear with mental afflictions is to be like a container with poison inside.

These three should be avoided.

As the sutra says:

Listen well with full attention and remember what you hear..[1].

Tibetan

༼༡༽རྣ་བ་མི་གཏད་ཁ་སྦུབས་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐྱོན།

༼༢༽ཡིད་ལ་མི་འཛིན་ཞབས་རྡོལ་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐྱོན།

༼༣༽།ཉོན་མོངས་དང་འདྲེས་དུག་ཅན་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐྱོན།།


Further Reading

  • *Patrul Rinpoche, Preliminary Points to be Explained When Teaching the Buddha’s Word or the Treatises, translated by Adam Pearcey