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A'nguttara-Nikaaya
Pa~ncaka-Nipaata
26. Upasampadaa Vagga

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

Suttas 313-317

Translated by E. M. Hare

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Suttas 313

Khajjakabhaajaka Sutta.m

He Who Metes Out Food (1)

[313.1] 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, if a monk follow the course of five things,
he ought not to be selected as one who metes out food.

What five?

He goes astray from wish,
he goes astray from hatred,
he goes astray from confusion,
he goes astray from fear,
and he knows not what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk follow the course of these five things,
he ought not to be selected as one who metes out food.

 


 

'Monks, if a monk follow the course of five things,
he may be selected as one who metes out food.

What five?

He does not go astray from wish,
he does not go astray from hatred,
he does not go astray from confusion,
he does not go astray from fear,
and he knows what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk follow the course of these five things,
he may be selected as one who metes out food.

 


 

Suttas 314

Dutiya Khajjakabhaajaka Sutta.m

He Who Metes Out Food (2)

[314.1] 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, if a monk follow the course of five things,
he ought not to be selected as one who metes out food,
if selected,
he ought not to be sent.

What five?

He goes astray from wish,
he goes astray from hatred,
he goes astray from confusion,
he goes astray from fear,
and he knows not what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk follow the course of these five things,
he ought not to be selected as one who metes out food,
if selected,
he ought not to be sent.

 


 

'Monks, if a monk follow the course of five things,
he may be selected as one who metes out food,
if selected,
he may be sent.

What five?

He does not go astray from wish,
he does not go astray from hatred,
he does not go astray from confusion,
he does not go astray from fear,
and he knows what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk follow the course of these five things,
he may be selected as one who metes out food,
he may be sent.

 


 

Suttas 315

Tatiya Khajjakabhaajaka Sutta.m

He Who Metes Out Food (3)

[315.1] 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, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of five things,
he ought to be known as a fool.

What five?

He goes astray from wish,
he goes astray from hatred,
he goes astray from confusion,
he goes astray from fear,
and he knows not what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of these five things,
he ought to be known as a fool.

 


 

'Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of five things,
he ought to be known as insightful.

What five?

He does not go astray from wish,
he does not go astray from hatred,
he does not go astray from confusion,
he does not go astray from fear,
and he knows what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of these five things,
he ought to be known as insightful.

 


 

Suttas 316

Catuttha Khajjakabhaajaka Sutta.m

He Who Metes Out Food (4)

[316.1] 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, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of five things,
he ought to be known as one who goes about to hurt and injure himself.

What five?

He goes astray from wish,
he goes astray from hatred,
he goes astray from confusion,
he goes astray from fear,
and he knows not what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of these five things,
he ought to be known as one who goes about to hurt and injure himself.

 


 

'Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of five things,
he ought to be known as one who does not go about to hurt and injure himself.

What five?

He does not go astray from wish,
he does not go astray from hatred,
he does not go astray from confusion,
he does not go astray from fear,
and he knows what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of these five things,
he ought to be known as one who does not go about to hurt and injure himself.

 


 

Suttas 317

Pa~ncama Khajjakabhaajaka Sutta.m

He Who Metes Out Food (5)

[317.1] 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, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of five things,
he ought to be known as one as one whose reward will be hell.

What five?

He goes astray from wish,
he goes astray from hatred,
he goes astray from confusion,
he goes astray from fear,
and he knows not what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of these five things,
he ought to be known as one whose reward will be hell.

 


 

'Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of five things,
he ought to be known as one whose reward will be heavon.

What five?

He does not go astray from wish,
he does not go astray from hatred,
he does not go astray from confusion,
he does not go astray from fear,
and he knows what is meted out from what is not.

Monks, if a monk who is one who metes out food follow the course of these five things,
he ought to be known as one whose reward will be heavon.


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