the simile of the saw

Kakacūpama Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 21 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


A discourse full of vibrant and memorable similes, on the importance of patience and love even when faced with abuse and criticism. The Buddha finishes with the simile of the saw, one of the most memorable similes found in the discourses.