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[SN 1.1.18]
ATI: The Hiri Sutta, Thanissaro, trans
The Compilation, MO trans of DN#33: Sangiti Suttanta
WP: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, Bodhi, trans., I. The Book of Causation, Kasapa, 11. The Robe, pp678; II.The Great Book V.i.45.i. Ignorance, pp 1523
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, Bodhi/Nanamoli, trans., 39.3 n416 (links to quote); 53.12
PTS: The Book of the Gradual Sayings, I: The Book of the Twos, I.1-10: Punishments, Woodward, trans., pp 50. See quote below.
PTS: The Book of the Gradual Sayings, III: The Book of the Fives, I.I.I: The Powers in Brief, pp1, and ii: The Powers in Detail, pp 2, Hare, trans.
Guardians of the World, Bhikkhu Bodhi Essay
Rhys Davids: Buddhist Suttas, I: The Book of the Great Decease, Chapter I, note 13

Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
hiri Sense of Shame Conscienciousness, modesty sense of shame shame modest in heart, conscientiousness conscientiousness Moral Shame Moal Shame Sense of Shame


Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede


: Hiri and hirī (f.) sense of shame, bashfulness, shyness S I.33; D III.212; A I.51, 95; III.4 sq., 331, 352; IV.11, 29...; is one of the cāga-dhana's... - Often contrasted to and combined with ottappa ...fear of sin: A I.51; D III.284; S II.206....
-ottappa shame and fear of sin M I.271; S II.220. Frequently spelt otappa....
-nisedha restrained by conscience S I.7
-bala the power of conscientiousness A II.150...
-mana modest in heart, conscientious D II.78; M I.43; S II.159.

Hirika (and hirīka) having shame, only as -* in neg. ahirika shameless, unscrupulous A I.51, 85; II.219...

Hirimant (and hirīmant) bashful, modest, shy D III.252, 282; S II.207 sq.; IV.243 sq.; A II.218, 227; III.2 sq., 7 sq., 112; IV.2 sq., 38, 109...

Hiriya (m. and nt.) shame, conscientiousness

Hiriyati (hirīyati) to blush, to be shy; to feel conscientious scruple, to be ashamed...


PTS:GS.III.I.I.ii: And what, monks, is the power of conscientiousness?
Herein, monks, the Ariyan disciple is conscientious; he feels conscientious scruple when acting wrongly in deed, word and thought; on entering on evil and wrong states. This, monks, is called the power of the fear of blame.


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