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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
24. Āvāsika Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXIV: In Residence

Sutta 239

Paṭhama Chariya Suttaɱ

Stinginess (c)

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[194]

[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, if a monk in residence
follow the course of five things,
as his reward he is surely cast into hell.

What five?

He is stingy as to praise;

he is stingy over (sharing) his lodging;

he is stingy as to the family (who provides);

he is stingy as to gains;

and he frustrates the gift of faith.

"Monks, if a monk in residence
follow the course of these five things,
as his reward he is surely cast into hell.

 

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Monks, if a monk in residence
follow the course of five things,
as his reward he is surely set in heaven.

What five?

He is not stingy as to praise;

he is not stingy over (sharing) his lodging;

he is not stingy as to the family (who provides);

he is not stingy as to gains;

and he does not frustrate the gift of faith.

Monks, if a monk in residence
follow the course of these five things,
as his reward he is surely set in heaven.


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