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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 255

Macchariya-Pahāna Suttaɱ

The Godly Life

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[198]

[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, one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
these five forms of stinginess.

What five?

one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
stinginess as to one's lodging,
one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
stinginess as to family,
one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
stinginess as to gains,
one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
stinginess as to fame,
one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
stinginess as to Dhamma.

Verily, monks, one lives the godly life by abandoning,
cutting off
these five forms of stinginess."


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