THE INDIAN MASTER Atisha (984–1052 CE) used the metaphor of a pig and its activities to illustrate the chaos which confusion causes.
The pig of ignorance, because of
Roots around and digs up the nice
It isn’t attracted to places like
But takes delight where there is dirt.
It smacks its lips in the filthy mire.
And even though its owner will surely
The pig of ignorance is deceived
Without any effort to escape, it enjoys
The bait of barley beer lees and
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