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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
XXII. Akkosaka-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXII: The Abuser

Sutta 214

Bahu-Bhāṇi Suttaɱ

A Man Full of Talk

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[186]

[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, there are these five disadvantages
to a person full of talk.

What five?

He talks falsely,
he talks maliciously,
talks roughly,
talks as a vain babbler[1]
and on the breaking up of the body after death
he arises in the wayward way,
the ill way,
the abyss,
hell.

Monks, these are the five disadvantages
to a person full of talk.

 

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Monks, there are these five advantages
to a person discreet[2] in talk.

What five?

He does not talk falsely,
he does not talk maliciously,
he does not talk roughly,
he does not talk as a vain babbler
and on the breaking up of the body after death
he arises in the happy world,
the heavon world.

 


[1] Sampha-p-palāpa; Cf. 2 Timothy ii, 16: 'Shun profane and vain babblings, for they will increase unto more ungodliness.'

[2] S.e. with text manta-, Comy. observing: mantā vuccati paññā, tāya paricchinditvā bhaṇante; Cf. SnA. 204. Our Comy. notes: matta-bhāṇismim ti mattā vuccati paññā; iti kesuci.


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