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Itivuttaka 108 Kuha Sutta
Deceitful

Monks who are deceitful, stubborn, desirous of talking, frauds, arrogant, and of a scattered mind are not followers of the Dhamma.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard,

“Monks, whatever monks are deceitful, stubborn, desirous of talking, frauds, arrogant, and of a scattered mind are not followers of mine. Monks, they have turned away from the Dhamma and discipline. They will not achieve growth, progress, or development in the Dhamma and discipline.

But monks, whatever monks are not deceitful, not desirous of talking, wise, humble, and well concentrated; these monks are indeed my followers. Monks, they have not turned away and they will achieve growth, progress, and development in the Dhamma and discipline.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Those who are deceitful, stubborn and speak of desires and who are frauds, who are arrogant, or lack concentration—make no progress in the Dhamma taught by the fully enlightened Buddha.

Those who are not deceitful, who do not speak of desires, who are wise and well -concentrated—these monks progress in the Dhamma taught by the fully Enlightened Buddha.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 108 Kuha Sutta: Deceitful

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