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Anguttara Nikaaya
Pa~ncaka Nipaata
XXII. Akkosaka-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXII: The Abuser

Sutta 212

Bha.n.danakaaraka Sutta.m

Strife

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1] Thus have I heard:

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

'Monks.'

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

'Monks, that monk who is a maker of strife,
a maker of quarrels,
a maker of contention,
a maker of brawls,
a maker of disputes[1] -
five disadvantages may be expected for him.

What five?

He[2] reaches not the unreached (state);
he falls away from the reached;
an evil rumour of his worth spreads abroad;
he dies muddled (in thought);
and on the breaking up of the body after death
he arises in the wayward way,
the ill way,
the abyss,
hell.

Monks, that monk who is a maker of strife,
a maker of quarrels,
a maker of contention,
a maker of brawls,
a maker of disputes -
these five disadvantages may be expected for him.'

 


[1] Cf. Vin. i, 328; ii, 1.

[2] Cf.. A. v, 169, 317.


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