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Anguttara Nikaya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
XVIII. Upāsaka Vaggo

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XVIII: The Lay-Disciple

Sutta 175

Upāsaka Caṇḍāla Suttaɱ

The Outcast[1]

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1][than] 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 things,
a layman is the outcast of laymen,
the dirt of laymen,
the off-scouring of laymen.

What five?

He is without faith,
without morals,
is a diviner by curious ceremonies,[2]
he believes in luck,[3] not deeds,
he seeks outside [152] (the Order)
for a gift-worthy person
and there first offers service.

Monks, pursuing these five things,
a layman is the outcast of laymen,
the dirt,
the off-scouring of laymen.

 


 

Monks, pursuing five things,
a layman is the jewel of laymen,
the lily of laymen,
the lotus of laymen.

What five?

He has faith,
is moral,
is not a diviner by curious ceremonies,
he believes in deeds, not luck,
he seeks no outside (the Order)
for a gift-worthy person
or there first offers service.

Monks, pursuing five things,
a layman is the jewel of laymen,
the lily of laymen,
the lotus of laymen.

 


[1] Caṇḍāla.

[2] Kotūhala-maŋgaiika; kotūhala has been confused with kolāhala (and halākala): tumult; see P.E.D. s.v.; Q. of M. i, 143 (the native gloss is near the meaning); Maŋgalajātaka, i, 371 explains the meaning; our Comy. iminā idaɱ bhavissatī -ti evaɱ pavattattā kotūhala-saŋkhātena diṭṭha-suta-muta-maŋgalena samannāgato (cf. J. i, 374); the Sk. is kautūhala, curiosity, interest; kautaka-maŋgala, a solemn ceremony, a festival, and so, no doubt, noise (cf. UdA. 156: kotūhalahāsa). See also M. i, 265: vata-kotūhala-maŋgalāni; below VI, Ī 93.

[3] Maŋgalaɱ pacceti no kammaɱ. Comy. maŋgalaɱ oloketi.


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