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AN.IV.181 Yodha Sutta Comparison between four qualities of a professional soldiers and those of a monk:
1. Just as a soldier must know strategy and vantage points, a monk must be possessed of pure Precepts [siila];
2. Just as a soldier must be able to shoot far, a monk must be able to consider the Five Aggregates [khanda] according to their reality;
3. Just as a soldier must be able to shoot accurately, a monk must be able to have insight into suffering according to the principles of the Four Noble Truths, and;
4. Just as a soldier must be able to destroy even the large-bodied, a monk must be able to destroy even large bodies of ignorance [avijjaa].
35/438 Catukanipaata Catuttha Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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