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Anguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
9. Thera Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
IX. The Elder

Chapter IX
The Elder

Sutta 82

Vītarāga Suttaɱ

Free of Passion

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī
and there he addressed the monks,
saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if an elder monk be possessed of five qualities,
among his fellows in the godly life
he becomes neither dear
nor pleasant
nor respected
nor what he ought to become.

What five?

He is not free of passion,
nor of corruption,
nor of infatuation,
and is full of cant
and deceit.

Monks, if he be possessed of these five qualities,
among his fellows in the godly life
he becomes neither dear
nor pleasant
nor respected
nor what he ought to become.

 

 

'Monks, if an elder monk be possessed of five qualities,
among his fellows in the godly life
he becomes dear
pleasant
respected
and what he ought to become.

What five?

He is free of passion,
corruption,
infatuation,
cant
and deceit.

Monks, if he be possessed of these five qualities,
among his fellows in the godly life
he becomesdear
pleasant
respected
and what he ought to become.


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