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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
12. Andhakavinda Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The book of the Fives
Chapter XII: Andhakavinda

Sutta 111

Kulupaga Suttaɱ

The Clan-Goer

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[105]

[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

'Yes, lord,' they replied; and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, pursuing five courses
a clan-going monk becomes among clan folk
neither dear
nor loved
nor revered
nor what he ought to become.

What five?

Whisperers

He is intimate with those who are unfamiliar;[1]
interfering without warrant;[2]
frequents the society of[3] dissenters;
whispers[4] in the ear;
and asks too much.

[106] Monks. pursuing these five courses
a clan-going monk becomes among clan folk
neither dear
nor loved
nor revered
nor what he ought to become.

 


 

"Monks, pursuing five courses
a clan-going monk becomes among clan folk
dear
loved
revered
and what he ought to become.

What five?

He is not intimate with those who are unfamiliar;
not interfering without warrant;
does not frequent the society of dissenters;
does not whisper in the ear;
and does not ask too much.

Monks, pursuing these five courses
a clan-going monk becomes among clan folk
dear
loved
revered
and what he ought to become.

 


[1] Comy. those who do not make friends with him.

[2] Comy. being no lord, he apportions as a lord, saying, Give this, take that. P.E.D. intentioning unruliness (?).

[3] Vyatta.

Romans i.29: Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, ...
Proverbs xvi, 28: A forward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
—K.J.V.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

[4] Cf. Romans i, 29, also Proverbs xvi, 28.


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