AN 5.255 Macchariya Sutta

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Macchariya Suttas: Stinginess (2)

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

"With the abandoning and eradication of the five forms of stinginess, the holy life is fulfilled. Which five?

"With the abandoning and eradication of stinginess as to one's monastery [lodgings], the holy life is fulfilled. With the abandoning and eradication of stinginess as to one's family [of supporters] ... stinginess as to one's gains ... stinginess as to one's status ... stinginess as to the Dhamma, the holy life is fulfilled.

"With the abandoning and eradication of these five forms of stinginess, the holy life is fulfilled."