Dharma Night: The Buddha instructs Meghia on Lifestyle (2)
General teachings or personal instruction?
Meghia is the Buddha's attendant but he wants to leave and meditate - surprisingly the Buddha encourages him to 'stay a while'. Meghia insists 'it’s okay for you, you’re already enlightened!' and the Buddha acquiesced.
Meghia thinks he knows what lifestyle he needs for progress in meditation but it doesn’t work out, so he listens to the Buddha on lifestyle. He outlines principles to apply in our very different modern lives - thanks to Meghia!