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Faithless —Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 4

21. A Good Person

202. Faithless

1.1“Mendicants, I will teach you a bad person and a worse person, 1.2a good person and a better person.

2.1And what is a bad person? 2.2It’s someone who is faithless, shameless, imprudent, with little learning, lazy, unmindful, and witless. 2.3This is called a bad person.

3.1And what is a worse person? 3.2It’s someone who is faithless, shameless, imprudent, with little learning, lazy, confused, and witless. And they encourage others in these same qualities. 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9This is called a worse person.

4.1And what is a good person? 4.2It’s someone who is faithful, conscientious, prudent, learned, energetic, mindful, and wise. 4.3This is called a good person.

5.1And what is a better person? 5.2It’s someone who is personally accomplished in faith, conscience, prudence, learning, energy, mindfulness, and wisdom. And they encourage others in these same qualities. 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9This is called a better person.”