Bhagavat said: 'Dost thou not despise the wise man, from living
with him constantly? Is he
who holds up a torch to mankind honoured by thee?'
Râhula: 'I do not despise the wise man, from living with him
constantly; he who holds up a torch to mankind is always honoured by
Bhagavat: 'Having abandoned the objects of the five senses, the
beautiful, the charming, and gone out from thy house with faith, do thou
put an end to pain.
'Cultivate (the society of) virtuous friends and a distant
dwelling-place, secluded and quiet; be moderate in food.
'Robes, alms (in bowl), requisites (for the sick), a
dwelling-place,--do not thirst after these (things), that thou mayest
not go back to the world again.
'Be subdued according to the precepts, and as to the five senses,
be attentive as regards thy body, and be full of disgust (with the
'Avoid signs, what is pleasant and is accompanied with passion,
turn thy mind undisturbed and well composed to what is not pleasant.
'Cherish what is signless, leave the inclinations for pride; then
by destroying pride thou shalt wander calm.'
So Bhagavat repeatedly admomshed the venerable Râhula with these stanzas.
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