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Anguttara Nikaya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
12. Andhakavinda Vagga

Sutta 114

Andhakavinda Sutta

At Andhakavinda

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.

 


 

[1][pts] On one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Magadhans at Andhakavinda.
Then Ven. Ananda went to him and,
having bowed down to him,
sat to one side.
As he was sitting there
the Blessed One said to him,
"Ananda, the new monks
— those who have not long gone forth,
who are newcomers in this Dhamma and Discipline —
should be encouraged, exhorted, and established
in these five things.
Which five?

"'Come, friends, be virtuous.
Dwell restrained in accordance with the Patimokkha,
consummate in your behavior and sphere of activity.
Train yourselves,
having undertaken the training rules,
seeing danger in the slightest faults.'
Thus they should be encouraged, exhorted, and established in restraint
in accordance with the Patimokkha.

"'Come, friends, dwell with your sense faculties guarded,
with mindfulness as your protector,
with mindfulness as your chief,
with your intellect self-protected,
endowed with an awareness
protected by mindfulness.'
Thus they should be encouraged, exhorted, and established
in restraint of the senses.

"'Come, friends, speak only a little,
place limits on your conversation.'
Thus they should be encouraged, exhorted, and established
in limited conversation.

"'Come, friends, dwell in the wilderness.
Resort to remote wilderness and forest dwellings.'
Thus they should be encouraged, exhorted, and established
in physical seclusion.

"Come, friends, develop right view.
Be endowed with right vision.'
Thus they should be encouraged, exhorted, and established
in right vision.

"New monks
— those who have not long gone forth,
who are newcomers in this Dhamma and Discipline —
should be encouraged, exhorted, and established
in these five things."

 


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