Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 05/21/2010

The Lay Follower

Thus spoke the Buddha:

A lay-follower (upasaka) who has five qualities is a jewel of a lay-follower, is like a lily, like a lotus. What are these five qualities? He has faith; he is virtuous; he is not superstitious; he believes in action (kamma) and not in luck or omen; he does not seek outside (of the Order) for those worthy of support and does not attend there first.

— AN 5.175

Source:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel294.html


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