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Academic Sutta NameNotes PSA PlaeVaggaNikayaPTSKeywords
AN.IV.193 Bhaddiya Sutta The Buddha is asked what special spell he uses to convince his disciples. The Buddha replies that the ten principles that can be used to avoid being misled by heretic teachings include not believing things is not to believe teachings because of:
1. hearsay;
2. tradition;
3. report;
4. text or scripture;
5. logic;
6. inference;
7. reasoning;
8. theory;
9. probability, and;
10. respect for a teacher who says so.
However, one should reject the teachings because they are unprofitable, blameworthy, censured by the wise or when they are followed lead to loss and sorrow. Knowing this, one should strive to reduce:
1. greed;
2. hatred;
3. delusion, and;
4. violence.
Such a teaching is similar to that found in the Kaalaama Sutta at A.i.190
35/480 Catukanipaata Catuttha Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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