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AN.IV.187 Vassakaara Sutta Vassakaara Brahmin asks the Buddha the following questions:
1. Whether one bad person [asatapurisa] can recognize another;
2. Whether a bad person can recognize a good one [satapurisa];
3. Whether one good person can recognize another, and;
4. Whether a good person can recognize a bad person.
The Buddha replied that in cases 1 & 2 it is impossible, but for cases 3 & 4 it is possible. Vassakaara applies his knowledge to abuse between Todeyya and E.leyya.
35/456 Catukanipaata Catuttha Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.

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