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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
26. Upasampadā Vagga

Suttas 254-259

Macchariya Suttas[ed1]

Stinginess

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, there are these five forms of stinginess.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery [lodgings],
stinginess as to one's family [of supporters],
stinginess as to one's gains,
stinginess as to one's status,
and stinginess as to the Dhamma.

These are the five forms of stinginess.

And the meanest of these five is this:
stinginess as to the Dhamma."

 

§

 

"With the abandoning and eradication of the five forms of stinginess, the holy life is fulfilled.

Which five?

"With the abandoning and eradication of stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings), the holy life is fulfilled.

With the abandoning and eradication of stinginess as to one's family (of supporters)...

stinginess as to one's gains...

stinginess as to one's status...

stinginess as to the Dhamma, the holy life is fulfilled.

"With the abandoning and eradication of these five forms of stinginess, the holy life is fulfilled."

 

§

 

"Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings),
stinginess as to one's family (of supporters),
stinginess as to one's gains,
stinginess as to one's status,
and stinginess as to the Dhamma.

Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna.

"With the abandoning of these five qualities, one is capable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings)...
one's family (of supporters)...
one's gains...
one's status, and
stinginess as to the Dhamma.

With the abandoning of these five qualities, one is capable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna."

 

§

 

"Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...

the third jhāna...

the fourth jhāna;

incapable of realizing the fruit of stream-entry...

the fruit of once-returning...

the fruit of non-returning...

arahantship.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings)...
one's family (of supporters)...
one's gains...
one's status, and
stinginess as to the Dhamma.

Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...
the third jhāna...
the fourth jhāna;
one is incapable realizing the fruit of stream-entry...
the fruit of once-returning...
the fruit of non-returning...
arahantship.

"With the abandoning of these five qualities, one is capable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...
the third jhāna...
the fourth jhāna;
capable of realizing the fruit of stream-entry...
the fruit of once-returning...
the fruit of non-returning...
arahantship.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings)...
one's family (of supporters)...
one's gains...
one's status,
and stinginess as to the Dhamma.

With the abandoning of these five qualities, one is capable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...
the third jhāna...
the fourth jhāna;
capable realizing the fruit of stream-entry...
the fruit of once-returning...
the fruit of non-returning...
arahantship."

 

§

 

"Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings),
stinginess as to one's family (of supporters),
stinginess as to one's gains,
stinginess as to one's status,
and ingratitude.

Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna.

"With the abandoning of these five qualities, one is capable of entering & remaining in the first jhāna...."

 

§

 

"Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...
the third jhāna...
the fourth jhāna;
incapable of realizing the fruit of stream-entry...
the fruit of once-returning...
the fruit of non-returning...
arahantship.

Which five?

Stinginess as to one's monastery (lodgings),
stinginess as to one's family (of supporters),
stinginess as to one's gains,
stinginess as to one's status,
and ingratitude.

Without abandoning these five qualities, one is incapable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...
the third jhāna...
the fourth jhāna;
one is incapable realizing the fruit of stream-entry...
the fruit of once-returning...
the fruit of non-returning...
arahantship.

"With the abandoning of these five qualities, one is capable of entering & remaining in the second jhāna...
the third jhāna...
the fourth jhāna;
capable of realizing the fruit of stream-entry...
the fruit of once-returning...
the fruit of non-returning...
arahantship...."

 


 

Of Related Interest:

SN 3:19–20;
AN 5:34;
AN 5:36;
AN 5:41;
AN 5:148;
AN 7:49;
AN 9:62

 


[ed1] Bhk. Thanissaro has suttas #254-259 grouped in this one file and notes: The suttas in this section of the Fives are formulaic, and the Canon does not give them names. The following group of suttas deals with the topic of stinginess, and so I have named the group after their topic. I have, in addition to this version of these suttas, also included each of the suttas individually.

 


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