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XVIII:5 A man whose wife committed adultery

A man's wife committed adultery. On account of his wife's misbehaviour, he felt ashamed and avoided all his friends. He also kept away from the Buddha. However, after some time, he went to pay his respects to the Enlightened One. On learning the reason for his absence, the Buddha said, 'My disciple, those women who have no moral shame are just like a river, or a road, or liquor shop, a rest house, or a water-pot stand at the roadside. They associate with all sorts of people. Indeed, a loose woman who indulges in sexual misconduct is bound to face ruin.'

55/170 Dhammapada & Commentary Khuddhaka J.i.106ff. despair

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