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Anguttara Nikaya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
12. Andhakavinda Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The book of the Fives
Chapter XII: Andhakavinda

Sutta 120

Micchā-vāyāma Suttaɱ

Effort

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, pursuing five courses
a nun is surely cast into hell as a reward.

What five?

Without testing or plumbing the matter,
she speaks in praise of the unpraiseworthy,;
without testing or plumbing the matter,
she speaks in dispraise of the praiseworthy;
she is wrong in effort;
she is wrong in mindfulness;
and she rejects the gift of faith.

Monks, pursuing these five courses
a nun is surely cast into hell as a reward.'

 


 

Monks, pursuing five courses
a nun is surely set in heaven as a reward.

What five?

After testing and plumbing the matter,
she speaks in praise of the praiseworthy,

after testing and plumbing the matter,
she speaks in dispraise of the unpraiseworthy;
she has right effort;
she is right in mindfulness;
and she accepts the gift of faith.

Monks, pursuing these five courses
a nun is surely set in heaven as a reward.


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