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“SN 47.19 Sedaka Sutta: At Sedaka”

An acrobat sets up his pole and says to his apprentice “you protect me and I’ll protect you”. The apprentice replies “you protect yourself and I’ll protect myself”. The Buddha says that the apprentice has it right. By establishing and cultivating the four foundations of mindfulness you protect yourself and you protect others.

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