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Anguttara Nikaya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
11. Phāsuvihāra Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The book of the Fives
Chapter XI: The Abodes of Comfort

Sutta 102

Saŋkita Suttaɱ

Suspected

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, a monk who follows after five things
is mistrusted and suspected;
he is thought of as an evil monk,
yea, even though he has won to the immovable.[1]

What five?

Herein, monks, a monk haunts a harlot's house;[2]
a widow's house;
the house of some fat maid;[3]
where a eunuch lives;
or haunts the nuns' premises.

Verily, monks, a monk who follows after these five things
is mistrusted and suspected;
he is thought of as an evil monk,
yea, even though he has won to the immovable.'

 


[1] 1 The text reads api kuppadhammo pi, v.l. ahuppa, and so S.e. and Comy. observing: even though he has destroyed the cankers he is suspected by others. On akuppa see above, Ī 95, Tr. Dict. s.v.

[2] This set recurs at Vin. i, 70; at Vibh. 246 (quoted at Vism. 17) and Expos, i, 201, quoting a ṭīkā, a sixth is given: a liquor shop. In the trsls. gocara is generally assumed to mean for alms; our Comy. glosses: tāsaɱ gehaɱ abhiŋha-gamano.Thiillahuman-. Comy. mahaūaka-, elsewhere translated 'old maid,' but see J. iv, 219.

[3] Thullakumārī-. Comy. mahallaka-, elsewhere translated 'old maid,' but see J. iv, 219.


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