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About association with the wise - a prerequisite of the path
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:45:01 pm »
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From: Association with People of Integrity

Admirable friends (wise) are to be recognized both by what they say and by what they do.

"For the person who transgresses in one thing, I tell you, there is no evil deed that is not to be done. Which one thing? This: telling a deliberate lie."


The person who lies,
who transgress in this one thing,
transcending concern for the world beyond:
   there's no evil
      he might not do.
— Iti 25

"A friend endowed with these three qualities is worth associating with. Which three? He/she gives what is hard to give, does what is hard to do, endures what is hard to endure. A friend endowed with these three qualities is worth associating with."

— AN 3.133

"These three things have been promulgated by wise people, by people who are truly good. Which three? Generosity...going-forth [from the home life]...& service to one's mother & father. These three things have been promulgated by wise people, by people who are truly good."

— AN 3.45

"Now what is the level of a person of no integrity? A person of no integrity is ungrateful, does not acknowledge the help given to him. This ingratitude, this lack of acknowledgment is second nature among rude people. It is entirely on the level of people of no integrity. A person of integrity is grateful & acknowledges the help given to him. This gratitude, this acknowledgment is second nature among admirable people. It is entirely on the level of people of integrity."

— AN 2.31
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