7 causes for the Dhamma to not last a long time

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7 causes for the Dhamma to not last a long time:

1. A Tathagata has not become totally unbound

2. The monks, nuns, male lay followers, and female lay followers do not live with respect, with deference, for the Teacher

3. They do not live with respect, with deference, for the Dhamma

4. They do not live with respect for the Sangha

5. They do not live with respect for the Training

6. They do not live with concentration

7. They do not live with heedfulness; do not live with respect, with deference, for hospitality

(from Anguttara Nikaya 7.56)

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