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One Who Flatters

“In four ways, young householder, should one who flatters be understood as a foe in the guise of a friend:
(i) he approves of his friend’s evil deeds, (ii) he disapproves his friend’s good deeds, (iii) he praises him in his presence, (iv) he speaks ill of him in his absence.

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

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