‘I don’t say it’s like this. I don’t say it’s like that. I don’t say it’s otherwise. I don’t say it’s not so. And I don’t deny it’s not so.’
A sensible person reflects on this matter in this way: ‘This teacher is dull and stupid.’
Venerable Ānanda lists eight warning signs to avoid when choosing a spiritual teaching: starting with materialism and ending with a few answers to common questions about the Arahants.