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AN 5.211 Akkosakasutta: An Abuser

“Mendicants, a mendicant who abuses and insults their spiritual companions, speaking ill of the noble ones, can expect these five drawbacks. What five?

  1. They’re expelled, cut off, shut out;
  2. or they commit a corrupt offense;
  3. or they contract a severe illness.
  4. They feel lost when they die.
  5. And when their body breaks up, after death, they’re reborn in a place of loss, a bad place, the underworld, hell.

A mendicant who abuses and insults their spiritual companions, speaking ill of the noble ones, can expect these five drawbacks.”


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