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AN.IV.95 Chavaalaata Sutta The usefulness of people can be categorized as follows:
1. those who do nothing of benefit for themselves and nothing for the benefit of others (compared to a stump from a funeral pyre -- burning at both ends, covered with excrement in the middle -- which can be used as fuel neither in the village nor in the wilderness);
2. those who do something for the benefit of others but nothing to benefit themselves are superior to the previous;
3. those who do something to benefit themselves but who do nothing to benefit others, and;
4. those who benefit both themselves and others.
Each of these categories is successively better than the previous.
35/269 Catukanipaata Dutiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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