On Wednesday 15 July, devotees came together to practise meditation in the conducive environment of Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. After meditation, Sis. Sandy shared the “Simile of the Snake”, quoting from MN.22 “Alagaddūpama Sutta” in Majjhima Nikāya.
Sis. Sandy explained that if one wrongly grasp the Buddha’s teachings, it’s like catching a snake wrongly by its coils or its tail. The snake would turn back and bite the catcher, which will cause him death or deadly suffering. Similarly, if we study the Dhamma without ascertaining its proper meaning, instead use it to criticize or argue with others, it will only lead to our harm and suffering.
Learning the Dhamma and rightly grasping its meaning will be conducive to our long-term welfare and happiness. Sadhu anumodana.