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SamanSuttam

11. .Aparigrahasutra

Precepts On Non-Possessiveness

Samganimittam marai, bhanai aliam karei corikkam.

Sevai mehuna muccham, apparimanam kunai jivo. (140)

Owing to attachment, a person commits violence, tells lies, commits theft, indulges in sex and develops a with for unlimited hoarding. (140)

Cittamantamacittam va, parigijjha kisamavi.

Annam va anujanai, evam dukkha na muccai. (141)


A person who hoards even the slightest amount of an animate or inanimate thing or gives consent to some one for hoarding, will not escape from misery. (141)

Je mamaiya matim jahati, se jahati mamaiyam.

Se hu ditthapahe muni, jassa natthi mamaiyam. (142)


Whoever frees himself from the instinct of possessiveness, can renounce his possession. A monk who has nothing of his own has really seen the path (of liberation). (142)

Micchattavedaraga, taheva hasadiya ya chaddosa.

Cattari taha kasaya, caudasa abbhantara gantha.

Bahirasamga khettam, vatthu dhanadhannakuppabhandani.

Dupayacauppaya janani, keva sayanasane ya taha. (143-144)

Attachment of possessiveness is of two kinds; internal and external. The internal possessiveness is of fourteen kinds (1) worong belief, (2) Sexual desire for women, (3) Sexual desire for man, (4) Sexual desire for both, (5) Laughter, (6) Liking, (7) Disliking, (8) Grief, ( 9) Fear, (10) Disgust, (11) Anger, (12) Pride, (13) Deceit and (14) Greed.

The external possessions are ten: (1) Fields, (2) Houses, (3) Wealth and food-grains, (4) Stock of house-hold goods. (5) Utensils, (6) male or female slaves (7) Animals, (8) Vehicles, (9) Beddings and (10) Seats. (143-144)

Savvaganthavimukko, subhuo pasantacitto a.

Jam pavai muttisuham, Na cakkavatti vi tam lahai. (145)


One who is completely free from all possessiveness, is calm and serene in his mind and attains bliss of emancipation which even an emperor cannot obtain. (145)

Ganthaccao imdiya-nivarane amkuso va hatthissa.

Nayarassa khaiya vi ya, indiyagutti asamgattam. (146)


The renunciation of attachment is useful for controlling the sense-organs as the driver's hook is useful for controlling an elephant and the ditch for protecting a town. Certainly, the control of sense-orgains is the same thing as freedom from all possession. (146)