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Ascetics and Brahmans

“The ascetics and brahmans thus ministered to as the Zenith by a householder show their compassion towards him in six ways:
(i) they restrain him from evil, (ii) they persuade him to do good, (iii) they love him with a kind heart, (iv) they make him hear what he has not heard, (v) they clarify what he has already heard, (vi) they point out the path to a heavenly state.

“In these six ways do ascetics and brahmans show their compassion towards a householder who ministers to them as the Zenith. Thus is the Zenith covered by him and made safe and secure.” Thus spoke the Exalted One. And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.nara.html

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