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Wilderness —Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 4

26. Insight

262. Wilderness

1.1“Mendicants, when a mendicant has four qualities they’re not ready to frequent remote lodgings in the wilderness and the forest. 1.2What four? 1.3They have sensual, malicious, and cruel thoughts; or they’re witless, dull, and stupid. 1.4When a mendicant has these four qualities they’re not ready to frequent remote lodgings in the wilderness and the forest.

2.1When a mendicant has four qualities they’re ready to frequent remote lodgings in the wilderness and the forest. 2.2What four? 2.3They have thoughts of renunciation, good will, and harmlessness; and they’re wise, bright, and clever. 2.4When a mendicant has these four qualities they’re ready to frequent remote lodgings in the wilderness and the forest.”