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Samyutta Nikaya
I. Sagatha Vagga
1. Devata-Samyutta
II. Nandana Vagga

Sutta 18

Hiri Sutta

Conscience

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[18.1][rhyc][bodh] Who in the world
is a man constrained by conscience,
who awakens    to censure
like a fine stallion    to the whip?

Those restrained by conscience
    are rare -
those who go through life
    always mindful.
Having reached the end
    of suffering and stress,
they go through what is uneven
        evenly;
    go through what is out-of-tune
        in tune.

 


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