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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
V. Akkosa Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
V: Reviling

Sutta 41

Vivāda Suttaɱ

Quarrels

Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.

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[77] [55]

[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

Now the venerable Upāli came to see the Exalted One,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

So seated, he said this to the Exalted One:

"Pray, sir, what is the reason,
what is the cause
why disputes and uproar,
strife and quarrels
arise in the Order
and monks live not happily?"

"Herein, Upāli,
monks proclaim not-dhamma as dhamma

and dhamma as not-dhamma;

monks proclaim not-discipline as discipline

and discipline as not-discipline;

proclaim what was not said, not uttered by the Wayfarer
as being his words and utterance;

proclaim his words and utterance
as not said, not uttered;

proclaim what was not practised by the Wayfarer
as his practice,

and the reverse;

proclaim what was not ordained by the Wayfarer
as ordained by him,

and the reverse.

On these ten grounds
they break up and separate (the Order),
they pass separate ordinances
and proclaim a separate obligation.

[78] That is the reason, Upāli, why disputes and uproar,
strife and quarrels
arise in the Order
and monks live not happily."


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