4. Catukka Nipāta
III. Uruvelā Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter III: Uruvelā
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.
The Exalted One said:
"Monks, whatsoever monks are cheats,
such are no followers of me.
But, monks, whatsoever monks are no cheats,
such indeed are followers of me.
Such have not fallen away
from this Dhamma-discipline:
such monks win growth,
Cheats, stubborn, babblers, crafty rogues,
Insolent and uncontrolled, -
They in Dhamma do not grow
By the all-wise One declared.
But honest ones, no babblers, sages.
Tractable and well controlled,
They verily in Dhamma grow
By the all-wise One declared.'
 Singī. Comy. quotes the def. at Vibh. 351, lit. 'having a horn.' VibhA. 476 explains 'in the sense of piercing: a name for the depraved life of townsfolk.' Trans, at Brethr., p. 337, 'skilled diplomatists.'
 Māmakā = mama santakā. Comy.