Posted by: Upāsaka | 10/14/2015

The Enlightened Person

287. The enlightened person serves as a guide to the blind, showing them the right path. He gives the deaf signals by hand gestures, and in that way benefits them with good. He does the same with the dumb. To cripples he gives a chair vehicle or other means of conveyance.
He strives to develop faith in the faithless, zeal in the lazy, mindfulness in the confused, concentration in those whose minds wander, and wisdom in the dull. He strives to dispel sense desire, ill-will, sloth and laziness, restlessness and worry, and doubt in those obsessed by these hindrances.
He strives to dispel thoughts of sensuality, ill-will and violence in those oppressed by such thoughts. Out of gratitude to those who have helped him, he helps and respects them with the same or greater benefits in return; his speech is friendly and his words are endearing.

Cariyapitaka Atthakata 304

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