Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/02/2016

Taking Responsibility

153. What are the eight bucking men and their eight faults? Concerning this, when one is reproved by one of his fellows, He pleads forgetfulness, saying: “I don’t remember, I don’t remember.” Just as a bucking horse, when hit and urged on by his driver, bucks and twists the carriage round with his hindquarters – like that, I say, is this person.
Or, on being reproved by his fellows, he blurts out at his reprover: “What right have you to speak? Why do you think you should speak?” Just as a bucking horse jumps back and batters the carriage railing and breaks the triple bar – like that, I say, is this person.
Or, on being reproved by his fellows, he retorts: “Well, you also have done such things. Fix yourself first!” Just as a bucking horse looses his hindquarters from the pole and tramples on it – like that, I say, is this person.
Again, when one is reproved by one of his fellows, he evades the question, turns the issue aside and shows temper, anger and sulkiness. Just as a bucking horse takes the wrong road and makes the carriage sway – like that, I say, is this person.
Or again, on being reproved, he speaks to the assembly with much gesticulation. Just as a bucking horse rears high and strikes out with his hooves – like this, I say, is this person.
Yet again, on being reproved, he disregards the assembly and the reprover and continues to offend just as before. Just as a bucking horse takes no notice of his driver or the whip and pulls his bit – like this, I say, is this person.
Once again, on being reproved, he says: “I am neither guilty, nor do I care,” and he annoys the assembly by his silence. Just as a bucking horse, when urged on, goes neither back nor forward, but stands still like a post – like this, I say, is this person.
And finally, when one is reproved by one of his fellows;
He says: “Sirs, why should you worry so much about me? I will give up the training and return to the ordinary life. I hope you are satisfied.” Just like a bucking horse, when whipped and urged forward by the driver, draws his legs together and just sits down – like this, I say, is this person.

Anguttara Nikaya IV.190

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