Aïguttara Nikàya
024. Aavàsikavaggo Ý Dwellings

1. Aavàsikasuttaü Ý Monastery bhikkhus

024.01. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is not developed. What five?

He does not have good manners, does not observe the rules, he is not learned and does not bear the learning, does not observe the higher austerities, is not attached to seclusions, does not have polite speech, is stupid deaf and dumb. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is not developed.

Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these five things is developed. What five?

He has good manners, observes the rules, he is learned and bears the learning, observes the higher austerities, is attached to seclusions, has polite speech, is wise not deaf or dumb. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these five things is developed.

2. Piyasuttaü Ý Pleasant

024.02. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things becomes pleasing, agreeable, honourable and developed to the co-associates in the holy life. What five?

He is virtuous restrained in the higher code of rules, abides seeing fear in the slightest fault, thus he observes the rules. Learned, bears that Teaching good at the beginning, middle and end, full of meanings even in the letters completely declaring the pure holy life. He learns that Teaching, practises reciting it and experiencing it in the mind penetratingly sees it and rectifies the view. He is polite, and explains the Teaching kindly with words that flow freely. He is a gainer for nothing, a quick and easy gainer of the four higher states of the mind, the pleasant abidings here and now. Destroying desires, and releasing the mind from desires and released through wisdom, he abides here and now knowing and having realized. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things becomes pleasing, agreeable, honourable and developed to the co-associates in the holy life.

3. Sobhanasuttaü Ý Decorates

024.03. Endowed with five things the monastery bhikkhu decorates the monastery. What five?

He is virtuous restrained in the higher code of rules, abides seeing fear in the slightest fault, thus he observes the rules. Learned, bears that Teaching good at the beginning, middle and end, full of meanings even in the letters completely declaring the pure holy life. He learns that Teaching, practises reciting it and experiencing it in the mind penetratingly sees it and rectifies the view. He is polite, and explains the Teaching kindly with words that flow freely. Confidently approaches to advise, incite, to lighten the hearts of co-associàtes in the holy life. He is a gainer for nothing, a quick and easy gainer of the four higher states of the mind, the pleasant abidings here and now. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things decorates the monastery.

4. Bahåpakàrasuttaü Ý Is of much help

024.04. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with five things is of much help to the monastery. What five?

He is virtuous restrained in the higher code of rules, abides seeing fear in the slightest fault, thus he observes the rules. Learned, bears that Teaching good at the beginning, middle and end, full of meanings even in the letters completely declaring the pure holy life. He learns that Teaching, practises reciting it and experiencing it in the mind penetratingly sees it and rectifies his view. He repairs dilapidated parts. When a huge Community of bhikkhus approach he approaches the lay disciples and tells them: The time has come for you to do merit. He is a gainer for nothing, a quick and easy gainer of the four higher states of the mind, the pleasant abidings here and now. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is of much help to the monastery.

5. Anukampasuttaü Ý With compassion

024.05. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things has compassion for the laity. What five?

He establishes the laity in higher virtues, helps them to penetrate the Teaching, approaches the sick to arouse awareness- Good one, establish your mind on extinction. When a huge Community of bhikkhus approach from various states, he approaches the lay disciples and tells them: The time has come for you to do merit. Whatever kind of food you offer them unexalted or exalted it will be for your enjoyment. There is no decrease for something given out of faith. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is compassionate towards the laity.

6. Pañhama Ý avaõõàrahasuttaü Ý Merits blame

024.06. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in hell as though led and lain there. What five?

Without scrutinizing and knowing the fathom, speaks in praise of the not praiseworthy and blames the praiseworthy. Without scrutinizing and thoroughly knowing establishes faith in which faith should not be established and does not establish faith in which faith should be established. Belittles something offered out of faith Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in hell as though led and lain there.

Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in heaven as though led and lain there. What five?

Scrutinizing and knowing the fathom, he blames the blameworthy and praises the praiseworthy. Scrutinizing and thoroughly knowing does not establishe faith in which faith should not be established and establishes faith in which faith should be established. Does not belittle something offered out of faith Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in heaven as though led and lain there.

7. Dutiya Ý avaõõàrahasuttaü Ý Second which merits blame

024.07. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in hell as though led and lain there. What five?

Without scrutinizing and knowing the fathom, he speaks in praise of the not praiseworthy and blames the praiseworthy. Without scrutinizing and thoroughly knowing establishes faith in which faith should not be established and does not establish faith in which faith should be established. Is conceited and selfish about dwellings and is conceited and selfish of families. Belittles something offered out of faith Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in hell as though led and lain there.

Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in heaven as though led and lain there. What five?

Scrutinizing and knowing the fathom he blames the blameworthy and praises the praiseworthy. Scrutinizing and thoroughly knowing does not establish faith in which faith should not be established and establishes faith in which faith should be established. Is not conceited or selfish about dwellings or families. Does not belittle something offered out of faith Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in heaven as though led and lain there.

8. Tatiya Ý avaõõàrahasuttaü Ý Third that merits blame

024.08. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in hell as though led and lain there. What five?

Without scrutinizing and knowing the fathom he speaks in praise of the not praiseworthy and blames the praiseworthy. Without scrutinizing and thoroughly knowing establishes faith in which faith should not be established and does not establish faith in which faith should be established. Is selfish for dwellings, families and gains Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in hell as though led and lain there.

Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in heaven as though led and lain there. What five?

Scrutinizing and knowing the fathom, blames the blameworthy and praises the praiseworthy. Scrutinizing and thoroughly knowing does not establish faith in which faith should not be established and establishes faith in which faith should be established. Is not selfish for dwellings, families or gains. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in heaven as though led and lain there.

9. Pañhamamacchariyasuttaü Ý First on selfishness

024.09. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in hell as though led and lain there. What five?

He is selfish of dwellings, families, gains and beauty. Belittles something offered out of faith Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in hell as though led and lain there.

Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in heaven as though led and lain there. What five?

Is not selfish of dwellings, families, gains or beauty. Does not belittle something offered out of faith Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in heaven as though led and lain there.

10. ôutiyamacchariyasuttaü Ý Second on selfishness

024.10. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in hell as though led and lain there. What five?

Is selfish of dwellings, families, gains, beauty and the Teaching. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in hell as though led and lain there.

Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with five things is in heaven as though led and lain there. What five?

Is not selfish of dwellings, families, gains, beauty or the Teaching. Bhikkhus, the monastery bhikkhu endowed with these five things is in heaven as though led and lain there.