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AN.IV.73-4 Sappurisa Sutta Two sets of four traits are enumerated which are the marks of an ignoble one [asattapurisa] are enumerated as follows:
1. one who likes to reveal others' faults;
2. one who doesn't like to reveal others' strengths;
3. one who doesn't like to reveal their own faults, an and;
4. one who likes to reveal their own strengths.
As for the noble ones, the opposite is true. The Buddha teaches this to his monks in order that they develop conscience and shame towards the Buddhist community -- just like a newlywed wife will take in the first impressions she makes towards her new parents-in-law.
35/228 Catukanipaata Dutiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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