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Where Criticism Takes You —Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 4

9. Confirmed

83. Where Criticism Takes You

1.1“Mendicants, someone with four qualities is cast down to hell. 1.2What four? 1.3Without examining or scrutinizing, they praise those deserving of criticism, 1.4and they criticize those deserving of praise. 1.5They arouse faith in things that are dubious, and they don’t arouse faith in things that are inspiring. 1.6Someone with these four qualities is cast down to hell.

2.1Someone with four qualities is raised up to heaven. 2.2What four? 2.3After examining and scrutinizing, they criticize those deserving of criticism, 2.4and they praise those deserving of praise. 2.5They don’t arouse faith in things that are dubious, 2.6and they do arouse faith in things that are inspiring. 2.7Someone with these four qualities is raised up to heaven.”