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AN.VII.39 Pa.thama Niddasa Sutta Wanderers debate whether a monk who follows the 'brahma-faring' for twelve years can be considered praiseworthy. Saariputta asks the same question to the Buddha who says that a monk must have the following seven qualities in order to be considered praiseworthy:-- undertaking and perpetual training in: 1. the rules of training; 2. love of the Dhamma; 3. dispelling of greed; 4. seclusion; 5. striving; 6. thorough mindfulness, and; 7. penetration through view. If he has such qualities and follows the 'brahma-faring' for 24 years, 36 years or 48 years, it is right to say that he is praiseworthy. 37/099 Sattaka Nipaata, Pa.thamapa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.iv.

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