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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
22. Akkosaka Vagga

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

Sutta 217

Paṭhama Apāsādika Suttaɱ

The Troubled Mind (a)

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[187]

[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 one of troubled mind.

What five?

The self upbraids the self;
from knowledge[1] the wise dispraise him;
an evil rumour of his worth goes abroad;
he dies muddied in thought;
on the breakingup of the body after death
he arises in the wayward way,
the ill way,
the abyss,
hell.

Monks, these are the five disadvantages
to one of troubled mind.'

 

§

 

"Monks, there are these five advantages
to one of untroubled mind.

What five?

The self does not upbraid the self;
from knowledge the wise praise him;
an good rumour of his worth goes abroad;
he dies unmuddied in thought;
on the breaking up of the body after death
he arises in heaven,
that happy place of bliss.[ed1]

Monks, these are the five advantages
to one of untroubled mind.'

 


[1] Anuvicca.

 


[ed1] from AN 5.23, pg. 13.


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