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AN.VII.68 Aggikhanduupama Sutta Seeing a mass of flames at the roadside the Buddha warns the monks in parable as follows: 1. it would be better for a monk to caress those flames that him to break his Precepts by caressing a woman; 2. it would be better to be cut to the marrow by a horse-hair rope than to indulge in the salutations and bowing of wealthy supporters; 3. it would be better to be stabbed in the rump by a sword than to indulge in the obeisance of wealthy supporters; 4. it would be better to wrap oneself in red-hot iron plates than to indulge in the offerings of robes and gifts of faith by the wealthy; 5. it would be better to have a red-hot spike pulled through one's mouth and out through one's anus than to indulge in the almsfood offered out of faith by the wealthy; 6. it would be better to sleep on a red-hot bed of iron than to indulge in the offerings of beds by the wealthy, and; 7. it would be better to dipped head-first into a cauldron of molten boiling metal than to indulge in the accommodation offered out of faith by the wealthy. 37/260 Sattaka Nipaata, Unallocated Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.iv.


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