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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
26. Upasampadā Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXVI: Acceptance

Sutta 254

Macchariya Suttaɱ

Stinginess

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[197]

[1][than] 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 forms of stinginess.[1]

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
stinginess as to Dhamma.

[198] Verily, monks, there are these five.

Now the meanest of these five, monks, is this;
stinginess as to Dhamma."

 


[1] Cf. above, § 237


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