A just life, a religious life, this they call the best gem, if any
one has gone forth from house-life to a houseless life.
But if he be harsh-spoken, and like a beast delighting in injuring
(others), then the life of such a one is very wicked, and he increases
his own pollution.
A Bhikkhu who delights in quarrelling and is shrouded in folly,
does not understand the Dhamma that is preached and taught by Buddha.
Injuring his own cultivated mind, and led by ignorance, he does
not understand that sin is the way leading to hell.
Having gone to calamity, from womb to womb, from darkness to
darkness, such a Bhikkhu verily, after passing away, goes to pain.
As when there is a pit of excrement (that has become) full during
a number of years,--he who should be such a one full of sin is difficult
Whom you know to be such a one, O Bhikkhus, (a man) dependent on a
house, having sinful desires, sinful thoughts, and being with sinful
deeds and objects,
Him do avoid, being all in concord; blow him away as sweepings,
put him away as rubbish.
Then remove as chaff those that are no Sama/n/as, (but only) think
themselves, blowing away those that have sinful desires and those with
sinful deeds and objects.
Be pure and live together with the pure, being thoughtful; then
agreeing (and) wise you will put an end to pain.
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