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The liar

The liar

Sarada Maha Thero

One day, the Buddha visited. Ven. Rahula in his monastic cell. Ven. Rahula received the Buddha with due honour, prepared a seat for Him. and brought water to wash the Buddha’s feet. The Buddha took that water little by little in a small vessel, pouring water on His feet with it. He placed the small vessel upside down and asked Ven.Rahual’

“Is there any water in this little vessel now?”

Ven.Rahula replied:

“As it is turned upside down there is no water in it at all’”

The Buddha addressed Ven. Rahula and said:

Rahula, just as no water remains in a vessel that is upturned not even a vestige of virtue will remain in a person who utters lies”