26. Upasampadaa Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXVI: Acceptance
Translated by E. M. Hare
Once the Exalted One dwelt near Saavatthii;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:
'Monks, there are these five forms of stinginess.
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."