10 types of householders who enjoy senses and pursue wealth

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Ten types of householders who enjoy the senses and pursue wealth:

The Buddha lists 9 different types, each missing one or more of the following positive traits, found in the last one mentioned, shown here, which is considered the highest and best of the householders.

There is the case where this enjoyer of sense pleasures seeks after wealth lawfully, not arbitrarily, and in so doing makes himself happy and cheerful, and also shares his wealth with others and does meritorious deeds therewith, and further makes use of it without greed and longing, without infaturation, and is not heedless of the danger or blind to his own salvation – in such a way he is praiseworthy on four counts.”

(from Anguttara Nikaya 10.91)