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English translation of
Holy Sutta Nipata
English translation by V. Fausböll
taken from http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/sbe10/

Book 02 Kulavagga : Chapter 11 Rahulasutta

1.
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?'

2.
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 me.'

Vatthugâthâ.

3.
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.

4.
'Cultivate (the society of) virtuous friends and a distant dwelling-place, secluded and quiet; be moderate in food.

Continued...

5.
'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.

6.
'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 world).

7.
'Avoid signs, what is pleasant and is accompanied with passion, turn thy mind undisturbed and well composed to what is not pleasant.

8.
'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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-- Book 02 - Chapter 11 --





 
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