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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcakanipata

The Book of Fives

Suttas 152

Dutiya Sammatta-Niyāma Suttaɱ

The High Measure of Madness Method (2)

Translated from the Pali

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, Sāvatthī-town revisiting
The Lucky Man addressed the beggars there:

"Beggars!"

"Bhante!" said the beggars in response,
and The Lucky Man said:

2. "Five, beggars, are things possessed of which,
even hearing the best of Dhammas,
there will be no falling in with the method
of skillful things consummately delightful.

What five?

Having disrespect of speech,
having disrespect of speakers,
having disrespect of self,
being stupid, a dull drivler
being knowledge-proud, not knowing.

These, beggars, are the things possessed of which,
even hearing the best of Dhammas,
there will be no falling in with the method
of skillful things consummately delightful.

 


 

2. "Five, beggars, are things possessed of which,
if hearing the best of Dhammas,
there will be falling in with the method
of skillful things consummately delightful.

Not having disrespect of speech,
not having disrespect of speakers,
not having disrespect of self,
being wise, no dull drivler,
not being knowledge-proud not knowing.

These, beggars, are the things possessed of which,
if hearing the best of Dhammas,
there will be falling in with the method
of skillful things consummately delightful.

 


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