Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Na.lakapaana Majjhima Majjhimapa.n.naasa, Bhikkhu Vagga MN.068 M.i.462ff. 20/391 purpose of praise Buddha asks monks if they realize the aim for which they have given up the household life. The monks assent and the Buddha proceeds to tell them that when he claims to have removed all defilements and that disciples have gained various attainments through his teaching, he does so not in order to cajole or delude others, nor to gain fame and profit for himself, but to hearten and fill with enthusiasm believing young men, they they may too concentrate wholeheartedly and follow the examples of his disciples.

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