V. Akkosa Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:
2. "Monks, these ten conditions
must again and again be contemplated
by one who has gone forth (from the home).
3. He must again and again contemplate this fact:
'I am now come to a state of being an outcast.'
4. And this:
'My very life is dependent on others.'
5. And this:
'I must now behave myself differently.'
6. And this:
'Does the self upbraid me for (lapse from) virtue,
or does it not?'
7. And this:
'Do my discerning fellows in the Brahma-life,
after testing me,
upbraid me for (lapse from) virtue,
or do they not?'
8. And this:
'In all things dear and delightful to me
there is change and separation.'
9. And this:
Whatever deed I shall do,
be it good or bad,
of that shall I be the heir.
10. And this:
The nights and days flit by for me -
who have grown to what?'
11. And this:
'In my void dwelling
do I take delight or not?'
12. And this:
'Have I come by any superhuman experience,
any excellence of truly Ariyan knowledge and  insight,
whereon when questioned in my latter days
by my fellows in the Brahma-life
I shall not be confounded?'
13. These, monks, are the ten conditions
to be again and again contemplated
by one who has gone forth (from the home).'
 Quoted Mil. Panh. 392.
 Pacchime kāle = maraṇa-kāle, Comy.