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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 confusion,

Roots around and digs up the nice clean grass.

It isn’t attracted to places like pure lands

But takes delight where there is dirt.

It smacks its lips in the filthy mire.

And even though its owner will surely kill it,

The pig of ignorance is deceived by him.

Without any effort to escape, it enjoys

The bait of barley beer lees and turnips.

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