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Anguttara Nikaya
Atthakanipata

Sutta 63

Sikkha-dubbalya Sutta

Things That Weaken the Training

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

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, these five are things that weaken the training.

Which five?

The taking of life,
stealing,
sexual misconduct,
the telling of lies,
and distilled and fermented beverages that are a cause for heedlessness.

These five are things that weaken the training.

"To abandon these five things that weaken the training,
one should develop the four frames of reference.

Which four?

There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in and of itself — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

He remains focused on feelings in and of themselves ...
mind in and of itself ...
mental qualities in and of themselves — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

To abandon the five things that weaken the training,
one should develop these four frames of reference."

 


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