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Academic Sutta NameNotes PSA PlaeVaggaNikayaPTSKeywords
AN.VII.21 Bhikkhu Sutta The following seven practices, also known as the "bhikkhu-aparihaaniyadhamma serve to protect a monastic community from decline, i.e.: 1. regularly and frequently holding meetings; 2. Meeting in unison, adjourning in unison, going about business in unison; 3. Not decreeing the undecreed nor abolishing what is already decreed but conforming to the long-established tradions of the dynasty; 4. Honouring and respecting the elders of the community and deeming them worth listening to; 5. not falling under the power of craving; 6. frequenting the forest as a sitting-lying place, and; 7. cultivating mindfulness that one should be hospitable to fellow monks already come may dwell in contentment and that those yet to come may be welcome. 37/063 Sattaka Nipaata, Pa.thamapa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.iv.


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