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A.10_116 Aajina Sutta Aajina asks whether a fellow wanderer who has contrived a system of five-hundred mental states to reproach other traditions of practice, can be considered a sage. The Buddha says: 1. some counter untrue speech [adhamma] with untrue speech; 2. some counter true speech with untrue speech; 3. some counter untrue speech with speech that is partly true and partly untrue. In a group who doesn't know the truth, they may recognize such a wanderer as a sage, but it is necessary to know what is for virtue and benefit and what is not for virtue and benefit -- and to fare onward according to what is for virtue and benefit. The following ten practices are not for virtue and benefit: 1. wrong view [micchaa di.t.thi]; 2. wrong intention [micchaa sa nkapa]; 3. wrong speech [micchaa vaacaa]; 4. wrong action [micchaa kammanta]; 5. wrong livelihood [micchaa aachiiva]; 6. wrong effort [micchaa vaayaama]; 7. wrong mindfulness [micchaa sati]; 8. wrong concentration [micchaa samaadhi]; 9. wrong knowledge [micchaa], and; 10. wrong liberation [micchaa vimutti].
The folling ten practices are for virtues and benefit: 1. right view [sammaa di.t.thi]; 2. right intention [sammaa sa nkapa]; 3. right speech [sammaa vaacaa]; 4. right action [sammaa kammanta]; 5. right livelihood [sammaa aachiiva]; 6. right effort [sammaa vaayaama]; 7. right mindfulness [sammaa sati]; 8. right concentration [sammaa samaadhi]; 9. right knowledge [sammaa], and; 10. right liberation [sammaa vimutti].
38/370 Dasaka Nipaata, Tatiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.i.

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