15. Tikaṇḍaki Vaggo
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XV: Three-thorn Grove
Not a Good Man's Gifts
Translated by E. M. Hare
Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, these five are not a good man's gifts.
Orts. Originally left-over food. Generalized out into whatever is not wanted or disparaged.
Apaviddha. PED: thrown away, rejected, discarded, removed
Verily, monks, these five are not a good man's gifts.'
"Monks, these five are a good man's gifts.
He gives with deference;
gives with thought;
gives with his own hand;
gives holding views as to the future.
Verily, monks, these five are a good man's gifts.'