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Saɱyutta Nikāya
I. Sagātha Vagga
1. Devatā-Saɱyutta
II. Nandana Vagga

Sutta 18

Hiri Sutta


Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons



[18.1][rhyc][bodh] Who in the world
is a man constrained by sense of shame,
who awakens    to censure
like a fine stallion    to the whip?

Those restrained by sense of shame
    are rare —
those who go through life
    always mindful.
Having reached the end
    of suffering and stress,
they go through what is uneven
    go through what is out-of-tune
        in tune.


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