Secrecy And Publicity





The Buddha said: "Three things, O disciples, are characterized by

secrecy: love affairs, priestly wisdom, and all aberrations from

the path of truth.



"Women who are in love, O disciples, seek secrecy and shun

publicity; priests who claim to be in possession of special

revelations, O disciples, seek secrecy and shun publicity; all

those who stray from the path of truth, O disciples, seek secrecy

and shun publicity.



"Three things, O disciples, shine before the world and cannot be

hidden. What are the three?



"The moon, O disciples, illumines the world and cannot be hidden;

the sun, O disciples, illumines the world and cannot be hidden;

and the truth proclaimed by the Tathagata illumines the world and

cannot be hidden. These three things, O disciples, illumine the

world and cannot be hidden. There is no secrecy about them."





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