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refusing insult - re: anger as a meal metaphor

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    Dear John, you ll find the metaphor (actually more precisely in relation with insult than anger) in Sam.Nik. 7.2 (Akkosa S.). Metta-cittena from Buddhayatana
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      Dear John,

      you'll find the metaphor (actually more precisely in relation with insult
      than anger) in Sam.Nik. 7.2 (Akkosa S.).

      Metta-cittena from Buddhayatana

      Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 13:03:21 -0800 (PST)
      From: John Kelly <palistudent@...>
      Subject: anger as a meal metaphor

      Dear Pali friends,
      I have a question. Where does the following metaphor
      appear in the Pali canon?
      "A man comes to the Buddha and spews anger at him.
      The Buddha asks
      him, "If one prepares a meal for a guest, but the
      guest declines to eat
      it, to whom does the food belong?" The man replies,
      "Well, to the
      host, of course." The Buddha then concludes, "Just so
      it is with
      anger. If it is not received, then it is belongs only
      to the
      offerer."

      Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

      John


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