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AN 1.248-257 Foremost Laymen

“The foremost of my laymen in first going for refuge are the merchants Tapussa and Bhallika.

… as a donor is the householder Sudatta Anāthapiṇḍika.

… who speak on the teaching is the householder Citta Macchikāsaṇḍika.

… who attract a congregation by the four ways of being inclusive is Hatthaka of Āḷavī.

… who donate fine things is Mahānāma Sakka.

… who donate nice things is the householder Ugga of Vesālī.

… who attend on the Saṅgha is the householder Uggata of Elephant Village.

… who have experiential confidence is Sūrambaṭṭha.

… who have confidence in a person is Jīvaka Komārabhacca.

… who are intimate is the householder Nakula’s father.”

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