|Sutta Name||Nikaya||Vagga||Academic||PTS||PSA Plae||Keywords||Notes|
|Sandaka||Majjhima||Majjhimapa.n.naasa, Paribbaajaka Vagga||MN.076||M.i.513-24||20/513||teachers, False View||Ananda speaks of the four antitheses to the higher life: 1. the teacher who holds that it does not matter whether actions are good or bad; 2. the teacher who holds that no evil is done by him who acts himself or causes others to act; 3. the teacher that holds that there is no cause for either depravity or purity; 4. the teacher who holds that suffering is escaped only when men have completed the course of transmigrations, like a ball of twine which continues rolling as long as there is string to unwind. Ananda then proceeds to explain the four comfortless vocations: 1. the teacher who claims to be all-knowing and all-seeing; 2. the teacher whose doctrine is traditional and scriptural; 3. the rationalist of pure reason and criticism teaching a doctrine of his own invention; 4. the teacher who is stupid and deficient. Ananda then describes the Buddhas teaching leading up to the four jhanas. Sandaka and his followers accept the Buddha as their teacher.|
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