I’m sure I remember reading a sutta that goes something like:
- [The Buddha:] Some people will develop skillful qualities whether they hear the Dhamma or not
- Some people will develop unskillful qualities whether the hear the Dhamma or not
- But some people will only develop skillful qualities if they hear the Dhamma, and will develop unskillful qualities if they don’t hear the Dhamma
The conclusion is something like the Buddha saying that “he allows the teaching of the Dhamma” for the benefit of this third group.
I wasn’t able to find it using the search function or Google.
I think the wording was something like their minds would “alight” or “align” towards skillful qualities.
Anyone know which one this is?