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Aŋguttara Nikāya
VIII. Aṭṭhaka Nipāta
VIII. Yamaka-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
VIII. The Book of the Eights
Chapter VIII: The Pairs

Sutta 79

Sekha-Parihāniya Suttaɱ

Failure

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[216]

[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, these eight conditions[1] in a monk,
when training,
lead to failure.

What eight?

Delight in worldly activity,
delight in gossip,
delight in sleeping,
delight in company,
having the senses unguarded,
immoderation in eating,
delight in companionship[2]
and delight in diffuseness.

Monks, these are the eight conditions.'

 

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"Monks, these eight conditions in a monk,
when training,
lead to success.[3]

What eight?

Non delight in worldly activity,
non delight in gossip,
non delight in sleeping,
non delight in company,
having the senses guarded,
moderation in eating,
non delight in companionship
and non delight in diffuseness.

Monks, these are the eight conditions.'

 


[1] Cf. A. iii, 293 (for 6); above, p. 15 (for 7); It. 71 (for 3).

[2] Saɱsaggārāmata, for such that is praised, see above, p. 53.

[3] The text repeats in full. [Ed.: Fully reconstructed for this edition.]


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