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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 115

Macchari Suttaɱ

Begrudging[1]

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[108]

[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 nun is surely cast into hell as a reward.[2]

What five?

She begrudges sharing her lodging,
she begrudges sharing a family's services,
she begrudges sharing the gain of a family's services,
she begrudges sharing fame,
she begrudges sharing Dhamma.[3]

Monks, pursuing these five courses a nun is surely cast into hell as a reward.

 

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Monks, pursuing five courses
a nun is surely set in heaven as a reward.

What five?

She does not begrudge sharing her lodging,
she does not begrudge sharing a family's services,
she does not begrudge sharing the gain of a family's services,
she does not begrudge sharing fame,
she does not begrudge sharing Dhamma.

Monks, pursuing these five courses
a nun is surely set in heaven as a reward.

 


[1] Maccharī; for this sutta Cf. D. iii, 234; A. iv, 459; DhS. trsl. 299; Vism. 683; Expos. ii, 480.

[2] Cf. above, § 4.

[3] Comy. pariyattidhammaɱ, the dhamma of the texts. Nyātiloka here leaves 'law' (Gesetz) and has 'spiritual things.' That the opposites are also set forth he entirely omits!


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