1. Pubbakari and ones who give support to others namely a generous person who helps others without being asked. 2. The grateful ones who repay to those who give them support. . This teaching is for religious student in an elementary level. It is well-described and understandable. So, I would like to briefly present it as follows:
There are 4 types of Pubbakari including:
1) Parent 2) Teachers and masters 3) King 4) Buddha . Gratitude means a feeling of appreciation for favors received and repay it appropriately depending on status, time, and place. For example, children owe their parents, or students owe their teachers. King is a ‘parent’ of citizens as his duty is to rule the country for the happiness of his people. The Buddha is the parent of Buddhists.
There are four types of the grateful ones who should repay to those who give them support:
1. Son and daughter 2. Student 3. Citizen 4. Buddhist . There are two kinds of people in this world: a good one and a bad one.
Gratitude is the symbol of the good person. One who lacks this moral quality is a bad, ungrateful person whom we should not mingle with. As the ancient saying goes: “Even though the land lacks of grass, do not mingle with the ungrateful.” . Also, Buddha’s quote suggests: “Despite being given the greatest power in the world, one should not make an ungrateful person realize a sense of gratitude.” This is because those ungrateful will not feel thankful for anyone regardless of wealth and property received. They asked for help when they are in trouble. After receiving a favor, they walk away, and sometimes, they even do harm or destroy those who help them. Therefore, there is a saying to not befriend with those who lack gratitude. . “The mother land is a dwelling place of living animals and plants. Likewise, gratitude is a mind foundation of a virtuous one.” . Master Acharavadee Wongsakon Source: Master’s words “A Dhamma foundation and the two types of people that is hard to find” 6 September 2018 . Quote on Picture
“Even though the land lacks of grass, do not mingle with the ungrateful.” “The mother land is a dwelling place of living animals and plants. Likewise, gratitude is a mind foundation of a virtuous one.” . Translation by: Kanokros Phalakornkul, Wisuwat Sutthakorn, Pimchanok Thanitsond, and Peeraphong Chearanai