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 8

Cavana Suttaɱ

Falling Away (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, possessing five qualities a bhikkhu falls away and is not established in the good Dhamma.

What five?

(1) A bhikkhu devoid of faith falls away and is not established [7] in the good Dhamma.

(2) A morally shameless bhikkhu ...

(3) A morally reckless bhikkhu ...

(4) A lazy bhikkhu ...

(5) An unwise bhikkhu falls away and is not established in the good Dhamma.

Possessing these five qualities, a bhikkhu falls away and is not established in the good Dhamma.

"Bhikkhus, possessing five [other] qualities a bhikkhu does not fall away but is established in the good Dhamma.

What five?

(1) A bhikkhu endowed with faith does not fall away but is established in the good Dhamma.

(2) A bhikkhu who has a sense of moral shame ...

(3) A bhikkhu who has moral dread ...

(4) An energetic bhikkhu ...

(5) A wise bhikkhu does not fall away but is established in the good Dhamma.

Possessing these five qualities, a bhikkhu does not fall away but is established in the good Dhamma."


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