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AN.VII.40 Dutiya 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. faith [saddha]; 2. shame of evil [hiri]; 3. fear of the consequences of evil [ottappa]; 4. having heard much [bahusuta]; 5. given to striving; 6. mindful, and; 7. wise. 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. 37/102 Sattaka Nipaata, Pa.thamapa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.iv.


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