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22. Akkosaka Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXII: The Abuser

Sutta 219

Aggi Suttaɱ


Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1] Thus have I heard:

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

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

"Monks, there are these five disadvantages from fire.

What five?

[188] It is bad for the eyes;[1]
causes ugliness;[2]
causes weakness;
(folk-)gatherings grow;
and tales of animals are told because of it.

Verily, monks, these are the five disadvantages from fire.'


[1] Acakkhusso; see above, § 208.

[2] Dubbaṇṇa-karaṇo.

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