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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
XIII. Gilāna Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XIII The Sick

Sutta 127

On Withdrawing[1]

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[111]

[1] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

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

"Monks, pursuing five courses
a monk is not fit to draw apart from the Order.

What five?

[112] Herein, monks, a monk is not content with any robe,
with any alms,
with any lodging,
or with any medicament,
and he dwells full of lustful purpose.[2]

Monks, pursuing these five courses
a monk is not fit to draw apart from the Order.'

 

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"Monks, pursuing five courses
a monk is fit to draw apart from the Order.

What five?

Herein, monks, a monk is content with any robe,
with any alms,
with any lodging,
or with any medicament,
and he does not dwell full of lustful purpose.

Monks, pursuing these five courses
a monk is fit to draw apart from the Order.'

 


[1] Avappakāsa, from the root √kṛṣ, a derivative of which means to plough. See Brethr. p. xxxix.

[2] Kāma-saŋkappa; the opposite here, as at D. iii, 215 (see trsl. n.), is nekkhamma-sankappa, renunciation-purpose.


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