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Aŋguttara Nikāya
VIII. Atthaka Nipāta
IX. Sati-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
VIII. The Book of the Eights
Chapter IX: Mindfulness

Sutta 88

Appasāda-p-Pasāda Suttaɱ

Disapproval[1]

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[227]

[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, lay-disciples, should they wish,
may express disapproval of a monk,
who is possessed of eight qualities.

What eight?

He goes about to bring loss to householders;
he goes about to bring harm to householders;
he reviles and defames them;
he causes disunion between householder and householder;
he [228] speaks in dispraise of the Buddha,
of Dhamma,
of the Order;
they see him in evil haunts.[2]

Monks, lay-disciples should they wish,
may express disapproval of a monk,
who is possessed of these eight qualities.

 

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"Monks, lay-disciples, should they wish,
may express approval of a monk,
who is possessed of eight qualities.

What eight?

He does not go about to bring loss to householders;
he does not go about to bring harm to householders;
he does not revile and defame them;
he does not cause disunion between householder and householder;
he does not speak in dispraise of the Buddha,
of Dhamma,
of the Order;
they do not see him in evil haunts.

Monks, lay-disciples should they wish,
may express approval of a monk,
who is possessed of these eight qualities."

 


[1] Appasāda, or dissatisfaction.

[2] Agocara. Comy. In the fivefold wrong pastures. See G.S. iii, 98; and, differently, K.S. v, 128.


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