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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
AN.IV.89 Di.t.thi Sutta There are four levels of steadfastness in the virtue of a monk:
1. who avails himself of all eight factors of the Noble Eightfold Path can be considered an unshakeable recluse; 
2. who avails himself not only of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path but also of Right Knowledge and Right Liberation can be considered a pu.n.darika (blue) lotus monk; 
3. who avails himself not only of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path with Right Knowledge and Right Liberation but also the Eight Liberations [vimokkha] can be considered a paduma (white) lotus monk, and; 
4. 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.
35/258 Catukanipaata Dutiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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