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Lābhasakkāra Saṃyutta

Lābhasakkāra Saṃyutta

Paṭhama Vagga

Brutal

Dāruṇa Sutta SN 17.1 SN ii 225 Dāruṇa Sutta
SN 17.1
SN ii 225
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, obstructing spiritual progress.

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A Hook

Baḷisa Sutta SN 17.2 SN ii 226 Baḷisa Sutta
SN 17.2
SN ii 226
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which catch you like fish on a hook.

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A Turtle

Kumma Sutta SN 17.3 SN ii 226 Kumma Sutta
SN 17.3
SN ii 226
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which hit you like a harpoon hits a careless turtle.

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A Fleecy Sheep

Dīghalomika Sutta SN 17.4 SN ii 228 Dīghalomika Sutta
SN 17.4
SN ii 228
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which snare you like a long-haired goat in a briar patch.

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A Dung Beetle

Mīḷhaka Sutta SN 17.5 SN ii 228 Mīḷhaka Sutta
SN 17.5
SN ii 228
A mendicant who is proud on account of their material possessions, honor, and praise is like a dung beetle proud of their ball of dung.

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A Bolt of Lightning

Asani Sutta SN 17.6 SN ii 229 Asani Sutta
SN 17.6
SN ii 229
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, like a lightning strike.

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A Poisoned Arrow

Diddha Sutta SN 17.7 SN ii 229 Diddha Sutta
SN 17.7
SN ii 229
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, like a poison dart.

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A Jackal

Siṅgāla Sutta SN 17.8 SN ii 230 Siṅgāla Sutta
SN 17.8
SN ii 230
A mendicant who is proud on account of their material possessions, honor, and praise is never at peace, like a mangy jackal.

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Gale-force Winds

Verambha Sutta SN 17.9 SN ii 231 Verambha Sutta
SN 17.9
SN ii 231
A mendicant who is proud on account of their material possessions, honor, and praise is never at peace, like a bird in a gale.

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With Verses

Sagāthaka Sutta SN 17.10 SN ii 231 Sagāthaka Sutta
SN 17.10
SN ii 231
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, and attachment to them leads to a bad rebirth.

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2 parallels in ancient texts

Dutiya Vagga

A Golden Bowl

Suvaṇṇapāti Sutta SN 17.11 SN ii 233 Suvaṇṇapāti Sutta
SN 17.11
SN ii 233
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which can corrupt the mind even of a pure mendicant.

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2 parallels in ancient texts

A Silver Bowl

Rūpiyapāti Sutta SN 17.12 SN ii 233 Rūpiyapāti Sutta
SN 17.12
SN ii 233
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which can corrupt the mind even of a pure mendicant.

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A Gold Coin, Etc.

Suvaṇṇanikkhasuttādiaṭṭhaka SN 17.13–20 pts-vp-pli2.234 Suvaṇṇanikkhasuttādiaṭṭhaka
SN 17.13–20
pts-vp-pli2.234
Material possessions, honor, and praise are terrible things, which can corrupt the mind even of a pure mendicant.

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2 parallels in ancient texts

Tatiya Vagga

A Female

Mātugāma Sutta SN 17.21 SN ii 234 Mātugāma Sutta
SN 17.21
SN ii 234
Material possessions, honor, and praise can be even more tempting than a woman.

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The Finest Lady in the Land

Kalyāṇī Sutta SN 17.22 SN ii 235 Kalyāṇī Sutta
SN 17.22
SN ii 235
Material possessions, honor, and praise can be even more tempting than the finest lady in the land.

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An Only Son

Ekaputtaka Sutta SN 17.23 SN ii 235 Ekaputtaka Sutta
SN 17.23
SN ii 235
A laywoman should wish that if her son remains in the household life, he should be like Citta and Hatthaka. But if he becomes a monk, may material possessions, honor, and praise not come to him!

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An Only Daughter

Ekadhītu Sutta SN 17.24 SN ii 236 Ekadhītu Sutta
SN 17.24
SN ii 236
A laywoman should wish that if her daughter remains in the household life, she should be like Khujjuttarā and Veḷukaṇḍakiyā. But if she becomes a nun, may material possessions, honor, and praise not come to her!

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Ascetics and Brahmins

Samaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta SN 17.25 SN ii 236 Samaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta
SN 17.25
SN ii 236
Someone who doesn’t fully understand material possessions, honor, and praise is no true ascetic.

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Ascetics and Brahmins (2nd)

Dutiyasamaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta SN 17.26 SN ii 237 Dutiyasamaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta
SN 17.26
SN ii 237
Someone who doesn’t fully understand material possessions, honor, and praise is no true ascetic.

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Ascetics and Brahmins (3rd)

Tatiyasamaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta SN 17.27 SN ii 237 Tatiyasamaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta
SN 17.27
SN ii 237
Someone who doesn’t fully understand material possessions, honor, and praise is no true ascetic.

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Skin

Chavi Sutta SN 17.28 SN ii 237 Chavi Sutta
SN 17.28
SN ii 237
Material possessions, honor, and praise cut to the bone.

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A Rope

Rajju Sutta SN 17.29 SN ii 238 Rajju Sutta
SN 17.29
SN ii 238
Material possessions, honor, and praise cut to the bone, like a rope.

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A Mendicant With Defilements Ended

Bhikkhu Sutta SN 17.30 SN ii 238 Bhikkhu Sutta
SN 17.30
SN ii 238
Material possessions, honor, and praise are even a problem for a perfected one, as they interfere with their meditation.

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Catuttha Vagga

Schism

Bhindi Sutta SN 17.31 SN ii 239 Bhindi Sutta
SN 17.31
SN ii 239
Devadatta provoked a schism due to material possessions, honor, and praise.

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Skillful Root

Kusalamūla Sutta SN 17.32 SN ii 240 Kusalamūla Sutta
SN 17.32
SN ii 240
Devadatta’s wholesome root was cut off due to material possessions, honor, and praise.

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Skillful Quality

Kusaladhamma Sutta SN 17.33 SN ii 240 Kusaladhamma Sutta
SN 17.33
SN ii 240
Devadatta’s wholesome nature was cut off due to material possessions, honor, and praise.

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Bright Quality

Sukkadhamma Sutta SN 17.34 SN ii 240 Sukkadhamma Sutta
SN 17.34
SN ii 240
Devadatta’s bright nature was cut off due to material possessions, honor, and praise.

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Shortly After He Left

Acirapakkanta Sutta SN 17.35 SN ii 241 Acirapakkanta Sutta
SN 17.35
SN ii 241
Material possessions, honor, and praise led to Devadatta’s downfall, like the fruit of a plantain.

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Five Hundred Carts

Pañcarathasata Sutta SN 17.36 SN ii 242 Pañcarathasata Sutta
SN 17.36
SN ii 242
Prince Ajātasattu supplied devadatta with 500 carts of offerings, leading to his downfall.

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Mother

Mātu Sutta SN 17.37 SN ii 242 Mātu Sutta
SN 17.37
SN ii 242

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Father, Etc.

Pitusuttādichakka SN 17.38–43 pts-vp-pli2.244 Pitusuttādichakka
SN 17.38–43
pts-vp-pli2.244

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