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Ways of Answering Questions

“Mendicants, there are these four ways of answering questions. What four? There is a question that should be answered definitively. There is a question that should be answered analytically. There is a question that should be answered with a counter-question. There is a question that should be set aside.


These are the four ways of answering questions.

One is stated definitively,another analytically,a third with a counter-question,while a fourth is set aside. A mendicant who knows each of these,in line with good principles,is said to be skilledin the four kinds of questions. They’re intimidating, hard to defeat,deep, and hard to crush.They’re expert in bothwhat the meaning is and what it isn’t. Rejecting what is not the meaning,an astute person grasps the meaning.A wise one, comprehending the meaning,is said to be astute.”
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Thonglouane Keorajavongsay
Thonglouane Keorajavongsay
Jul 31, 2023

🙏🙏🙏 for the Buddha’s teachings kanoi

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