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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Catukka Nipāta
XXII: Parisa Sobhana Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXII: Corrupting

Sutta 211

Parisa Sobhana Suttaɱ

The Company[1]

Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.

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[233]

[1] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these four corrupters of a company.

What four?

In this case a monk is immoral,
of a wicked nature,
a defiler of a company.

A nun is immoral,
of a wicked nature,
a defiler of a company.

A male disciple,
[234] of a wicked nature,
a defiler of a company.

A female disciple is immoral,
of a wicked nature,
a defiler of a company.

These are the four corrupters of a company.

 

§

 

Monks, there are these four who illumine a company.

What four?

In this case a monk is moral,
of a goodly nature,
illuminating a company.

A nun,
of a goodly nature,
illuminating a company.

A male disciple,
of a goodly nature,
illuminating a company.

A female disciple,
of a goodly nature,
illuminating a company.

These four illuminate a company."

 


[1] Cf. G.S. i, 66, 222, 264 ff.; supra, § 20, parisa-kkasāvo and parisāya mando; here Comy. pariaa-dūsanā.


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