4 types of people in regard to acquisitions

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Four types of people in regard to acquisitions:

1. Practicing for the abandonment of acquisitions, but failing

2. Practicing for the abandonment of acquisitions, succeeding, but with still some craving but with self-restraint

3. Practicing for the abandonment of acquisitions, he succeeds, but has lapses of mindfulness and does not abandon at times until mindfulness is restored

4. Practicing for the abandonment of acquisions is abandoned with no craving and realizes that they are at the root of suffering and stress

(from Anguttara Nikaya 4.95)

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