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So.nada.n.da Diigha Siilakhandha Vagga DN.04 D.i.111ff. 12/001
The characteristics of a true brahmin. Birth is of no importance, only the good life matters. A definition of the good life according to Buddhism is preached. Also enumerated are the four characteristics of the Buddha's manner of teaching (desanaavidhi): 1. elucidation and verification (sandassanaa); 2. incitement to take upon oneself or inspiration towards a goal (samaapadanaa); 3. encouragement (samuttejanaa), and; 4. filling with delight and joy (sampaha.msanaa) at D.i.126.

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