1. Piya Sutta.– King Pasenadi visits the Buddha and tells him of certain thoughts that had arisen in his mind regarding self. Those whose conduct in deed, word, and thought is evil, for them the self is a hateful enemy, because that which one enemy would do to another, that they do to the self. For those whose conduct is virtuous, the self is a dear friend. The Buddha approves of the king’s exposition. S.i.71 f.
2. Piya Sutta.– A monk who is virtuous, learned, lovely in speech, who cultivates the four absorptions (jhāna) and possesses emancipation in mind and through insight — such a monk is pious and pleasing to his companions in the holy-