Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
I: Sekha-Bala Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
I. The Trainee's Powers

Sutta 5

Sikkhā-Paccakkhāna Suttaɱ

Training

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts][olds][upal]. "Bhikkhus, when any bhikkhu or bhikkhunī gives up the training and reverts to the lower life, in this very life they incur five reasonable criticisms and grounds for censure.

What five?

(1) 'You did not have faith in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(2) You did not have a sense of moral shame in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(3) You did not have moral dread in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(4) You did not have energy in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(5) You did not have wisdom in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.'

When any bhikkhu or bhikkhunī gives up the training and reverts to the lower life, in this very life they incur these five reasonable criticisms and grounds for censure.

 

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"Bhikkhus, when any bhikkhu or bhikkhunī, even with pain and dejection, weeping with a tearful face, lives the complete and pure spiritual life, in this very life they gain five reasonable grounds for praise.

What five?

(1) 'You have had faith in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(2) You have had a sense of moral shame in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(3) You have had moral dread in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(4) You have had energy in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.

(5) You have had wisdom in [cultivating] wholesome qualities.'

When any bhikkhu or bhikkhunī, even with pain and dejection, weeping with a tearful face, lives the complete and pure spiritual life, [5] in this very life they gain these five reasonable grounds for praise."


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