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Four Types Of Disciples


What type of disciple are you? Your own attitude to study and application can be discerned from a Jewish parable:

"There are 4 types of disciples that sit in the presence of teachers:

the sponge, who soaks up everything (without discernment),

the funnel, who takes everything in and then lets it all out again (no retention or application),

the strainer, who lets out the wine and keeps the sediment (only remembers the irrelevant) and

the sifter, who extracts the coarse flour (erroneous teaching) and keeps the fine flour (true teaching)."


Source
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Mishnah, Aboth, 5.15