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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 6

905
One should neither be pleased with nor prohibit the action of another which relates to one's self, and produces karman.

906
One should neither be pleased with nor prohibit it;

907
If another (i. e. a householder) wipes (or rubs) the mendicant's feet;

908
If he kneads or strokes them;

909
If he touches or paints them;

910
If he smears or anoints them with oil, ghee, or marrow;

911
If he rubs or shampoos them with Lodhra, ground drugs, powder, or dye;

912
If he sprinkles or washes them with hot or cold water;

913
If he rubs or anoints them with any sort of ointment;

914
If he perfumes or fumigates them with any sort of incense;

915
If he extracts or removes a splinter or thorn from them;

916
If he extracts or removes pus or blood from them.

917
If he wipes or rubs the mendicant's body if he perfumes or fumigates it with any sort of incense.

918
If he wipes or rubs a wound in (the mendicant's) body or if he sprinkles or washes it with hot or cold water;

919
If he cuts or incises it with any sharp instrument; if after having done so, he extracts or removes pus or blood from it;

Continued...

920
If he wipes or rubs a boil, abscess, ulcer, or fistula (, down to) if he cuts or incises it with any sharp instrument; if after having done so, he extracts or removes pus or blood from it;

921
If he removes, or wipes off, the sweat and uncleanliness on his body;

922
If he removes, or wipes off, the dirt of his eyes, ears, teeth, or nails;

923
If he cuts or dresses the long hair of his head or his brows or armpits;

924
If he removes, or wipes off, the hit or lice from his head.

925
One should neither be pleased with nor prohibit it, if the other, sitting in the Anka or Paryanka posture, wipes or rubs (the mendicant's) feet.

926
One should neither be pleased with nor prohibit it, if the other, sitting in the Anka or Paryanka posture, fastens or ties a necklace of many or less strings, a necklace hanging down over the breast, a collar, a diadem, a garland, a golden string;

927
If the other leading him to, or treating him in, a garden or a park, wipes or rubs (the mendicant's) feet (all as above); similarly with actions done reciprocally.

928
One should neither be pleased with nor prohibit it, if the other tries to cure him by pure charms;

929
If the other tries to cure him by impure charms;

930
If he tries to cure him, digging up and cutting, for the sake of a sick monk, living bulbs, roots, rind, or sprouts.

931
For sensation is the result of former actions; all sorts of living beings experience sensation.

932
This is the whole duty.

933
Thus I say.

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-- Seven Lectures - Lecture 6 --





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