Chapter XVII - KODHA VAGGA - Anger

BE PURE IN DEED

BE PURE IN DEED

Kayappakopam rakkheyya kayena samvuto siya
Kaya duccaritam hitva kayena sucaritam care.
[231]


Guard against evil deeds, control your body. Giving up evil deeds, cultivate good deeds. [231]


BE PURE IN SPEECH

Vacipakopam rakkheyya vacaya samvuto siya
Vaci duccaritam hitva vacaya sucaritam care.
[232]


Guard against evil speech, control your speech. Giving up evil speech, cultivate good speech. [232]


BE PURE IN THOUGHT

Manopakopam rakkheyya manasa samvuto siya
Mano duccaritam hitva manasa sucaritam care.
[233]


Guard against evil thoughts, control your mind. Giving up evil thoughts, cultivate good thoughts. [233]


BE PURE IN DEED, SPEECH AND THOUGHT

Kayena samvuta dhira atho vacaya samvuta
Manasa samvuta dhira te ve suparisamvuta.
[234]


The wise are controlled in deed, they are controlled in speech, they are controlled in thought. Indeed they are perfectly self-controlled. [234]



XVII:08 A group of bhikkhus who wore wooden sandals

Six bhikkhus wearing wooden sandals, and each holding a staff with both hands, were walking to and fro on a big stone slab, making much noise. The Buddha hearing the noises asked Venerable Ananda what was going on, and Ananda told him about the six bhikkhus. The Buddha then explained that one must always be considerate and not disturb the peace. He further exhorted the bhikkhus to restrain themselves in word and deed. From that time onwards the Buddha discouraged bhikkhus from wearing wooden sandals.