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Anguttara Nikāya
Navaka Nipāta

Sutta 6

Sevanā Suttaṃ

That Should Be Followed After

Translated from the Pali
by Sister Upalavanna

 


 

[1][pts] I heard thus.

Venerable Sāriputta addressed the bhikkhus:

Friends, even persons should be known as twofold-those that should be associated and not associated. Even morsel food should be known as twofold- that should be partaken and not partaken. Even dwellings should be known as twofold- that should be used and not used. Even villages and hamlets should be known as twofold- that should be made use of and not made use of. Even states should be known as twofold- that should be gone to and not gone to..

Friends, it was said, persons should be known as twofold, those that should be associated and not associated, why was it said so? If you know, that associating a certain person, my demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease, the requisites of life; robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill are obtained, with difficulty. Yet my aim of recluseship in becoming a homeless does not develop and get completed. Therefore that person should be left by night or by day, even without informing. He should not be followed again.

If you know, that associating a certain person, my demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease, the requisites of life; robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill are obtained, without difficulty. Yet my aim of recluseship in becoming a homeless does not develop and get completed. Therefore that person should be left even without informing. He should not be followed again.

If you know, that associating a certain person, my demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase, the requisites of life; robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill are obtained, with difficulty. Yet my aim of recluseship in becoming a homeless develops and get completed. Therefore that person should not be left should be followed.

If you know, that associating a certain person, my demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase, the requisites of life; robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill are obtained without difficulty. My aim of recluseship in becoming a homeless develops and gets completed. Therefore that person should not be left he should be followed, even when chased. Friends, if it was said, persons should be known as twofold, those that should be associated and not associated, it was said on account of this.

Friends, it was said, robes should be known as twofold, those that should be partaken and not partaken, why was it said so? If you know of a robe, which when partaken demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease such robes should not be partaken. If you know of a robe, which when partaken demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase such robes should be partaken. Friends, if it was said, robes should be known as twofold, those that should be partaken and not partaken it was said on account of this.

Friends, it was said morsel food should be known as twofold, those that should be partaken and not partaken, why was it said so If you know of some morsel food, which when partaken demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease such morsel food should not be partaken. If you know of some morsel food, which when partaken demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase such morsel food should be partaken. Friends, if it was said, morsel food should be known as twofold, those that should be partaken and not partaken it was said on account of this.

Friends, it was said dwellings should be known as twofold, those that should be used and not used, why was it said so If you know of some dwelling, which when used demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease such dwellings should not be used. If you know of some dwelling, which when used demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase such dwellings should be used. Friends, if it was said, dwellings should be known as twofold, those that should be used and not used it was said on account of this.

Friends, it was said villages and hamlets should be known as twofold, those that should be made use of and not made use of, why was it said so If you know of some village or hamlet, which when made use of demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease such villages and hamlets should not be made use of. If you know of some village or hamlet, which when made use of demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase such villages and hamlets should be made use of. Friends, if it was said, villages and hamlets should be known as twofold, those that should be made use of and not made use of, it was said on account of this.

Friends, it was said states should be known as twofold, those that should be gone to and not gone to, why was it said so If you know of some state, which when gone to, demeritorious things increase and meritorious things decrease to such states you should not go. If you know of some states, to which when gone demeritorious things decrease and meritorious things increase, to such states you should go. Friends, if it was said, states should be known as twofold, those that should be gone to and not gone to, it was said on account of this.


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