Anguttara Nikaya


 

A'nguttara Nikaaya
VIII. A.t.thaka Nipaata
I: Mettaa Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
VIII. The Book of the Eights
I. Loving Kindness

Sutta 3

Pa.thama Piya Sutta.m

Pleasing (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[155] [1115]

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, possessing eight qualities, a bhikkhu is displeasing and disagreeable to his fellow monks and is neither respected nor esteemed by them.

What eight?

Here, (1) a bhikkhu praises those who are displeasing and (2) criticizes those who are pleasing; (3) he is desirous of gains and (4) honor; (5) he is morally shameless and (6) morally reckless; (7) he has evil desires and (8) holds wrong view.

Possessing these eight qualities, a bhikkhu is displeasing and disagreeable to his fellow monks and is neither respected nor esteemed by them.

"Bhikkhus, possessing eight qualities, a bhikkhu is pleasing and agreeable to his fellow monks and is respected and esteemed by them.

What eight? [156] Here, (1) a bhikkhu does not praise those who are displeasing or (2) criticize those who are pleasing; (3) he is not desirous of gains or (4) honor; (5) he has a sense of moral shame and (6) moral dread; (7) he has few desires and (8) holds right view.

Possessing these eight qualities, a bhikkhu is pleasing and agreeable to his fellow monks and is respected and esteemed by them."


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