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Ara.navibha"nga Majjhima Uparipa.n.naasa, Vibha"nga Vagga MN.139 M.iii.230-7, MA.977-8 23/319 artful speech Exposition of the Middle Way and qualities of a good Dhamma teacher who does not exaggerate or depreciate what he teaches; doesn’t tell tales or confront others with improper remarks; speaks slowly without hurrying; not speak dialect or depart from recognized parlance. Subhuti is praised for walking where calm dwells.
Also enumerated are the four elements as a objects of meditation (dhaatu-kamma.t.thaana): 1. earth (pa.thaviidhaatu); 2. water (aapodhaatu); 3. fire (tejodhaatu), and; 4. air (vaayodhaatu) at M.iii.240.
The Buddha also enumerates the six elements as a objects of meditation (dhaatu-kamma.t.thaana): 1. earth (pa.thaviidhaatu); 2. water (aapodhaatu); 3. fire (tejodhaatu); 4. air (vaayodhaatu); 5. space (aakaasadhaatu), and; 6. consciousness (vi~n~naa.nadhaatu) at M.iii.240.
Also enumerated are the four virtues that are the foundation of resolve (adhi.t.thaana, adhi.t.thaanadhamma): 1. wisdom (pa~n~naa); 2. truthfulness (sacca); 3. self-sacrifice (caaga), and tranquility (upasama) at M.iii.243.


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