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 10

Dutiya Agārava Suttaɱ

Irreverent

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, possessing five qualities, an irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu is not capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

What five?

(1) An irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu devoid of faith is not capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

(2) An irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu who is morally shameless ...

(3) An irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu who is morally reckless ...

(4) An irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu who is lazy ...

(5) An irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu who is unwise is not capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

Possessing these five qualities, an irreverent and undeferential bhikkhu is not capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

 

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"Bhikkhus, possessing five [other] qualities, a reverential and deferential bhikkhu is capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

What five?

(1) A reverential and deferential bhikkhu who is endowed with faith is capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

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

(3) A reverential and deferential bhikkhu who has moral dread ... [9] ...

(4) A reverential and deferential bhikkhu who is energetic ...

(5) A reverential and deferential bhikkhu who is wise is capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline.

Possessing these five qualities, a reverential and deferential bhikkhu is capable of achieving growth, progress, and maturity in this Dhamma and discipline."


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