Dhamma is such a powerful force on the heart that the motive behind it's
propagation has to be utterly pure. If the expounding Samana is an Arahant then there is no problem. But if he is less than that then his motive must be totally free of any Kilesa based self referencing. Even teaching for the benefit of the listener is not pure enough. The only motive that will work is the honest desire to further develop the Samana's own practice in some way. He has to identify an opportunity and go for it.
Monday, June 13, 2005