Then Kesi the horse trainer approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, and sat down to one side. The Blessed One then said to him: "Kesi, you are reputed to be a horse trainer. Just how do you discipline a horse to be tamed ?"
"Bhante, I discipline one kind of horse gently, another kind sternly, and still another kind both gently and sternly." "But, Kesi, if a horse to be tamed by you won't submit to discipline by any of these m eth od s,‘h ow do you deal with him ?" "B hante, if a horse to be tam ed by m e w on 't submit to discipline by any of these m ethods, then I kill him . For w hat reason? So th at there will be no d isgrace to m y teacher's guild. But, Bhante, the Blessed One is the u n su rp assed trainer of persons to be tam ed. Just how does the B lessed O ne discipline a person to be tam ed?" "I discipline one kind of person gently, another kind sternly,
References 1. www.accesstoinsight.org 2. https://suttacentral.net/ 3. The numerical discourses of the Buddha (Bhikkhu Bodhi)