The shorter elephant's footprint simile

Cūḷahatthipadopama Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 27 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


The Buddha cautions against swift conclusions about a teacher’s spiritual accomplishments, comparing it to the care a tracker would use when tracking elephants. He presents the full training of a monastic.