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English translation of
Holy Akaranga Sutra
English translation by Hermann Jacobi
taken from http://www.sacred-texts.com/jai/akaranga.htm

Seven Lectures - Lecture 1

838
When a monk or a nun wishes to perform religious postures, they should enter a village or a scot-free town; having entered it, they should not accept a place, even if it is offered, which is infected by eggs or living beings; for Such a place is impure and unacceptable. In this way all that has been said about couches (in the Second Lecture) should be repeated here as far as water-plants.

839
Avoiding these occasions to sin, a mendicant may choose one of these four rules for the performance of religious postures.

840
This is the first rule

841
I shall choose something inanimate, and lean against it; changing the position of the body, and moving about a little, I shall stand there.

842
This is the first rule.

843
Now follows the second rule:

844
I shall choose something inanimate, and lean against it; changing the position of the body, but not moving about a little, I shall stand there.

845
This is the second rule.

846
Now follows the third rule:

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847
I shall choose something inanimate, and lean against it; not changing the position of the body, nor moving about a little, I shall stand there.

848
This is the third rule.

849
Now follows the fourth rule:

850
I shall choose something inanimate, but I shall not lean against it; not changing the position of the body, nor moving about a little, I shall stand there. Abandoning the care of the body, abandoning the care of the hair of the head, beard, and the other parts of the body, of the nails, perfectly motionless, I shall stand there.

851
This is the fourth rule.

852
One who has adopted one of these four rules.

853
This is the whole duty.

854
Thus I say.

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-- Seven Lectures - Lecture 1 --





 
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