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26. Upasampadā Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXVI: Acceptance

Sutta 254

Macchariya Suttaɱ


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:


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

'Monks, there are these five forms of stinginess.[1]

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
stinginess as to Dhamma.

Verily, monks, there are these five.

Now the meanest of these five, monks, is this;
stinginess as to Dhamma."


[1] Cf. above, Ī 237

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