Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
VIII. Aṭṭhaka Nipāta
II: Mahā Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
VIII. The Book of the Eights
II. The Great Chapter

Sutta 15

Mala Suttaɱ

Stains

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[195] [1140]

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, there are these eight stains.

What eight?

(1) Non-recitation is the stain of the hymns.

(2) The stain of houses is lack of upkeep.

(3) The stain of beauty is laziness.

(4) Heedlessness is the stain of a guard.

(5) A woman's stain is misconduct.

(6) Miserliness is a donor's stain.

(7) Bad unwholesome qualities are stains in this world and the next.

(8) A stain graver than this is ignorance, the very worst of stains.

These, bhikkhus, are the eight stains."

Non-recitation is the stain of the hymns;
the stain of houses is lack of upkeep;
the stain of beauty is laziness,
heedlessness is the stain of a guard.

A woman's stain is misconduct,
miserliness is a donor's stain;
bad unwholesome qualities are stains
in this world and the next.
A stain graver than these
is ignorance, the worst of stains.


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