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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
13. Gilāna Vaggo

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XIII: The Sick

Sutta 129

Parikuppa Suttaɱ


Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1][than] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:


'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, five are the lost in hell
who lie festering,

What five?

(By him) has his mother been deprived of life;
his father been deprived of life;
an arahant been deprived of life;
(by him), with evil thought,
has the Tathāgata's blood been drawn;
(by him) has the Order been embroiled.[2]

Verily, monks, these are the five
lost in hell
who lie festering,


"the English idiom:" "An angry wound," or "Angry flesh," infected.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

[1] Parikuppo. Comy. observes: kuppana-sabhāvā, as an old wound. Kuppati means to shake, to be agitated, to be angry (so in the English idiom).

[2] Cf. below VI, § 87; Mil. 214.

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