10. Kakudha Vagga
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
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"He is a person who imposes only a little [on others]:
one of few duties and projects,
easy to support,
easily contented with the requisites of life.
"He is a person who eats only a little food,
committed to not indulging his stomach.
"He is a person of only a little sloth,
committed to wakefulness.
"He gets to hear at will,
easily and without difficulty,
talk that is truly sobering
and conducive to the opening of awareness:
talk on modesty,
and the knowledge and vision of release.
"He reflects on the mind
as it is released.
"Endowed with these five qualities,
a monk pursuing mindfulness of breathing
will in no long time penetrate the Unprovoked."