AN 5.254 Macchariya Sutta

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Macchariya Suttas: Stinginess (1)

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

"Monks, there are these five forms of stinginess. Which five? Stinginess as to one's monastery [lodgings], stinginess as to one's family [of supporters], stinginess as to one's gains, stinginess as to one's status, and stinginess as to the Dhamma. These are the five forms of stinginess. And the meanest of these five is this: stinginess as to the Dhamma."