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AN.IV.87 Putta Sutta There are four levels of steadfastness in the virtue of a monk:
1. completely steadfast -- i.e. the arahant; 
2. steadfast like a pu.n.darika (blue) lotus -- i.e. those who have attained liberation of mind [cetovimutti] and liberation of wisdom [pa~n~naavimutti];
3. steadfast like a paduma (white) lotus -- i.e. those who have attained liberation of mind and liberation of wisdom and also release [vimokkha], and;
4. those who are refined amongst the monastic community -- i.e. those who are contented with the four requisites, who are endearing to their fellow monks, hardly ill, achieved the four absorptions [jhaana] and achieved liberation of mind and wisdom.
The first category is said to be steadfast like the crown prince.
35/252 Catukanipaata Dutiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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