Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A wood-seller visits the Buddha at Ñātika and tells him that, in his family, alms are given to various kinds of monks — forest-dwellers, rag-wearers, Arahants, etc.
The Buddha points out to him that though it is difficult to distinguish the good and bad qualities of monks, yet he should continue to give alms to the Order. A.iii.391 f.