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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya
1.248–257
Foremost Male Lay Disciples

Top male lay disciples.

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who went for refuge in the Triple Gem, the first were the merchants Tapussa and Bhallika.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who are donors, the foremost is the householder Sudatta Anāthapiṇḍika.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who teach the Dhamma well, the foremost is the householder Citta Macchikāsaṇḍika.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who support others by the four ways of making good friends, the foremost is Hatthaka Āḷavaka.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who donate delicious things, the foremost is Mahānāma Sakka.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who donate desirable things, the foremost is the householder Ugga of Vesālī.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who attend on the Saṅgha, the foremost is the householder Uggata of Hatthi Village.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who have unshakable confidence, the foremost is Sūrambaṭṭha.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who are agreeable to others, the foremost is Jīvaka Komārabhacca.”

“Monks, among my male lay disciples who are trustworthy, the foremost is the householder Nakula’s father.”

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Aṅguttara Nikāya 1.248–257: Foremost Male Lay Disciples

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