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8: The Book of the Eights

I. Love — AN 8.10: Trash

1At one time the Buddha was staying near Campā on the banks of the Gaggarā Lotus Pond. Now at that time the mendicants accused a mendicant of an offense. The accused mendicant dodged the issue, distracted the discussion with irrelevant points, and displayed annoyance, hate, and bitterness.

2Then the Buddha said to the mendicants: “Mendicants, throw this person out! Throw this person out! This person should be shown the door. Why should you be vexed by an outsider?

Take a case where a certain person looks just the same as other good-natured mendicants when going out and coming back, when looking ahead and aside, when bending and extending the limbs, and when bearing the outer robe, bowl and robes. That is, so long as the mendicants don’t notice his offense. But when the mendicants notice the offense, they know that he’s a corrupt ascetic, just useless trash. When they realize this they send him away. Why is that? So that he doesn’t corrupt good-natured mendicants.

3Suppose in a growing field of barley some bad barley appeared, just useless trash. Its roots, stem, and leaves would look just the same as the healthy barley. That is, so long as the head doesn’t appear. But when the head appears, they know that it’s bad barley, just useless trash. When they realize this they pull it up by the roots and throw it outside the field. Why is that? So that it doesn’t spoil the good barley.

4In the same way, take a case where a certain person looks just the same as other good-natured mendicants when going out and coming back, when looking ahead and aside, when bending and extending the limbs, and when bearing the outer robe, bowl and robes. That is, so long as the mendicants don’t notice his offense. But when the mendicants notice the offense, they know that he’s a corrupt ascetic, just useless trash. When they realize this they send him away. Why is that? So that he doesn’t corrupt good-natured mendicants.

5Suppose that a large heap of grain is being winnowed. The grains that are firm and substantial form a heap on one side. And the grains that are flimsy and insubstantial are blown over to the other side. Then the owners take a broom and sweep them even further away. Why is that? So that it doesn’t spoil the good grain.

In the same way, take a case where a certain person looks just the same as other good-natured mendicants when going out and coming back, when looking ahead and aside, when bending and extending the limbs, and when bearing the outer robe, bowl and robes. That is, so long as the mendicants don’t notice his offense. But when the mendicants notice the offense, they know that he’s a corrupt ascetic, just useless trash. When they realize this they send him away. Why is that? So that he doesn’t corrupt good-natured mendicants.

6Suppose a man needs an irrigation gutter for a well. He’d take a sharp axe and enter the wood, where he’d knock various trees with the axe. The trees that were firm and substantial made a cracking sound. But the trees that were rotten inside, decomposing and decayed, made a thud. He’d cut down such a tree at the root, lop off the crown, and thoroughly clear out the insides. Then he’d use it as an irrigation gutter for the well.

In the same way, take a case where a certain person looks just the same as other good-natured mendicants when going out and coming back, when looking ahead and aside, when bending and extending the limbs, and when bearing the outer robe, bowl and robes. That is, so long as the mendicants don’t notice his offense. But when the mendicants notice the offense, they know that he’s a corrupt ascetic, just useless trash. When they realize this they send him away. Why is that? So that he doesn’t corrupt good-natured mendicants.


7By living together, know that
they’re irritable, with wicked desires,
offensive, stubborn, and contemptuous,
jealous, stingy, and devious.

8They speak to people with a voice
so smooth, just like an ascetic.
But they act in secret, with their bad views
and their lack of regard for others.

9You should recognize them for what they are:
a creep and liar.
Then having gathered in harmony,
you should expel them.

10Throw out the trash!
Get rid of the rubbish!
And sweep away the scraps —
they’re not ascetics, they just think they are.

11When you’ve thrown out those of wicked desires,
of bad behavior and alms-resort,
dwell in communion, ever mindful,
the pure with the pure.
Then in harmony, alert,
make an end of suffering.”


1Ekaṁ samayaṁ bhagavā campāyaṁ viharati gaggarāya pokkharaṇiyā tīre. Tena kho pana samayena bhikkhū bhikkhuṁ āpattiyā codenti. So bhikkhu bhikkhūhi āpattiyā codiyamāno aññenāññaṁ paṭicarati, bahiddhā kathaṁ apanāmeti, kopañca dosañca appaccayañca pātukaroti.

2Atha kho bhagavā bhikkhū āmantesi:  "niddhamathetaṁ, bhikkhave, puggalaṁ; niddhamathetaṁ, bhikkhave, puggalaṁ. Apaneyyeso, bhikkhave, puggalo. Kiṁ vo tena paraputtena visodhitena.

Idha, bhikkhave, ekaccassa puggalassa tādisaṁyeva hoti abhikkantaṁ paṭikkantaṁ ālokitaṁ vilokitaṁ samiñjitaṁ pasāritaṁ sanghāṭipattacīvaradhāraṇaṁ, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ – yāvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ na passanti. Yato ca khvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ passanti, tamenaṁ evaṁ jānanti:  ‘samaṇadūsīvāyaṁ samaṇapalāpo samaṇakāraṇḍavo’ti. Tamenaṁ iti viditvā bahiddhā nāsenti. Taṁ kissa hetu? Mā aññe bhaddake bhikkhū dūsesīti.

3Seyyathāpi, bhikkhave, sampanne yavakaraṇe yavadūsī jāyetha yavapalāpo yavakāraṇḍavoti. Tassa tādisaṁyeva mūlaṁ hoti, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ yavānaṁ; tādisaṁyeva nāḷaṁ hoti, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ yavānaṁ; tādisaṁyeva pattaṁ hoti, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ yavānaṁ – yāvassa sīsaṁ na nibbattati. Yato ca khvassa sīsaṁ nibbattati, tamenaṁ evaṁ jānanti:  ‘yavadūsīvāyaṁ yavapalāpo yavakāraṇḍavo’ti. Tamenaṁ iti viditvā samūlaṁ uppāṭetvā bahiddhā yavakaraṇassa chaḍḍenti. Taṁ kissa hetu? Mā aññe bhaddake yave dūsesīti.

4Evamevaṁ kho, bhikkhave, idhekaccassa puggalassa tādisaṁyeva hoti abhikkantaṁ paṭikkantaṁ ālokitaṁ vilokitaṁ samiñjitaṁ pasāritaṁ sanghāṭipattacīvaradhāraṇaṁ, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ – yāvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ na passanti. Yato ca khvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ passanti, tamenaṁ evaṁ jānanti:  ‘samaṇadūsīvāyaṁ samaṇapalāpo samaṇakāraṇḍavo’ti. Tamenaṁ iti viditvā bahiddhā nāsenti. Taṁ kissa hetu? Mā aññe bhaddake bhikkhū dūsesīti.

5Seyyathāpi, bhikkhave, mahato dhaññarāsissa phuṇamānassa tattha yāni tāni dhaññāni daḷhāni sāravantāni tāni ekamantaṁ puñjaṁ hoti, yāni pana tāni dhaññāni dubbalāni palāpāni tāni vāto ekamantaṁ apavahati. Tamenaṁ sāmikā sammajjaniṁ gahetvā bhiyyoso mattāya apasammajjanti. Taṁ kissa hetu? Mā aññe bhaddake dhaññe dūsesīti.

Evamevaṁ kho, bhikkhave, idhekaccassa puggalassa tādisaṁyeva hoti abhikkantaṁ paṭikkantaṁ ālokitaṁ vilokitaṁ samiñjitaṁ pasāritaṁ sanghāṭipattacīvaradhāraṇaṁ, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ – yāvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ na passanti. Yato ca khvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ passanti, tamenaṁ evaṁ jānanti:  ‘samaṇadūsīvāyaṁ samaṇapalāpo samaṇakāraṇḍavo’ti. Tamenaṁ iti viditvā bahiddhā nāsenti. Taṁ kissa hetu? Mā aññe bhaddake bhikkhū dūsesīti.

6Seyyathāpi, bhikkhave, puriso udapānapanāḷiyatthiko tiṇhaṁ kuṭhāriṁ ādāya vanaṁ paviseyya. So yaṁ yadeva rukkhaṁ kuṭhāripāsena ākoṭeyya tattha yāni tāni rukkhāni daḷhāni sāravantāni tāni kuṭhāripāsena ākoṭitāni kakkhaḷaṁ paṭinadanti; yāni pana tāni rukkhāni antopūtīni avassutāni kasambujātāni tāni kuṭhāripāsena ākoṭitāni daddaraṁ paṭinadanti. Tamenaṁ mūle chindati, mūle chinditvā agge chindati, agge chinditvā anto suvisodhitaṁ visodheti, anto suvisodhitaṁ visodhetvā udapānapanāḷiṁ yojeti.

Evamevaṁ kho, bhikkhave, idhekaccassa puggalassa tādisaṁyeva hoti abhikkantaṁ paṭikkantaṁ ālokitaṁ vilokitaṁ samiñjitaṁ pasāritaṁ sanghāṭipattacīvaradhāraṇaṁ, seyyathāpi aññesaṁ bhaddakānaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ – yāvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ na passanti. Yato ca khvassa bhikkhū āpattiṁ passanti, tamenaṁ evaṁ jānanti:  ‘samaṇadūsīvāyaṁ samaṇapalāpo samaṇakāraṇḍavo’ti. Tamenaṁ iti viditvā bahiddhā nāsenti. Taṁ kissa hetu? Mā aññe bhaddake bhikkhū dūsesīti.


7Saṁvāsāyaṁ vijānātha,
pāpiccho kodhano iti;
Makkhī thambhī paḷāsī ca,
issukī maccharī saṭho.

8Santavāco janavati,
samaṇo viya bhāsati;
Raho karoti karaṇaṁ,
pāpadiṭṭhi anādaro.

9Saṁsappī ca musāvādī,
taṁ viditvā yathātathaṁ;
Sabbe samaggā hutvāna,
abhi­nibbajjayātha naṁ.

10Kāraṇḍavaṁ niddhamatha,
Kasambuṁ apakassatha;
Tato palāpe vāhetha,
Assamaṇe samaṇamānine.

11Niddhamitvāna pāpicche,
pāpaācāragocare;
Suddhāsuddhehi saṁvāsaṁ,
kappayavho patissatā;
Tato samaggā nipakā,
dukkhassantaṁ karissathā"ti.


Dasamaṁ.

Mettāvaggo paṭhamo.

12Mettaṁ paññā ca dve piyā,
dve lokā dve vipattiyo;
Devadatto ca uttaro,
nando kāraṇḍavena cāti.