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Wrong Speech —Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 5

12. At Andhakavinda

119. Wrong Speech

1.1“Mendicants, a nun with five qualities is cast down to hell. 1.2What five? 1.3Without examining or scrutinizing, she praises those deserving of criticism, 1.4and criticizes those deserving of praise. 1.5She has wrong speech 1.6and wrong action, 1.7and wastes gifts given in faith. 1.8A nun with these five qualities is cast down to hell.

2.1A nun with five qualities is raised up to heaven. 2.2What five? 2.3After examining and scrutinizing, she criticizes those deserving of criticism, 2.4and praises those deserving of praise. 2.5She has right speech 2.6and right action, 2.7and doesn’t waste gifts given in faith. 2.8A nun with these five qualities is raised up to heaven.”