Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 12/27/2013

Buddha Vacana ~ Sharing verses for Dec 27, 2013

361. Again, it may be understood by a person’s conversation whether or not he is competent to discuss things. If, on being questioned, a person evades the question, changes the subject, displays anger, malice or sulkiness, then he is incompetent to discuss things. If a person does not do these things, then he is competent to discuss.
Yet again, it may be understood by a person’s conversation whether or not he is competent to discuss. If, on being asked a question a person loads scorn on and beats down the questioner, laughs at him and tries to catch him up when he falters, then he is incompetent to discuss things. If a person does none of these, then he is competent.

Anguttara Nikaya I.197
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