A conversation between Ānanda and a householder, a follower of the naked ascetics (Ājīvaka). The householder questions Ānanda as to whose doctrine is well taught, who are the rightly conducted and who are the welfarers in the world.
Ānanda tells him the characteristics that are helpful in arriving at a decision on these questions, without praising one’s own creed or decrying another’s. The man expresses great satisfaction. A.i.217 ﬀ.