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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
AN.IV.100 Potaliya Sutta Four categories of persons are enumerated according to their capacity to give useful praise and criticism:
1. Those who criticise those deserving of criticism but who fail to praise those deserving of praise, according to reality and at the appropriate juncture;
2. Those who praise those deserving of praise but fail to criticise those deserving of criticism, according to reality and at the appropriate juncture;
3. Those who fail to criticise those deserving of criticism and who fail to praise those deserving of praise, according to reality and at the appropriate juncture, and;
4. Those who criticise those deserving of criticism and who praise those deserving of praise, according to reality and at the appropriate juncture. At first Potaliya prefers the third category saying his indifference is admirable but later agrees with the Buddha that the fourth category is most admirable because his discrimination of 'proper occasions' [kaala~n~nutaa] is admirable.
35/277 Catukanipaata Dutiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii. praise, criticism, not remaining indifferent


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