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SamanSuttam

14. Siksasutra

Precepts On Education

Vivatti aviniassa, sampatti vinissa ya.

Jasseyam duhao nayam, sikkham se abhigacchai. (170)


He who is modest and respectful gains knowledge and he who is arrogant and disrespectful fails to gain knowledge. He who is aware of these two facts acquires education. (170)

Aha pancahim thanehim, jehim sikkha na labbhai.

Thambha koha pamaenam, rogenatassaena ya. (171)


Pride, anger, negligence, disease and laziness these are five factors on account of which one fails to receive education. (171)

Aha atthahim thanehim, sikkhasile tti vuccai.

Ahassire saya dante. na ya mammamudahare.

Nasile na visile, na siya ailolue.

Akohane saccarae, sikkhasile tti vuccai. (172 & 173)


Not indulging in jokes, ever controlling oneself, not revealing the secrets of others, not lacking good manners, not exhibiting bad manners, not being very much greedy, not being angry and being committed to truthfulness; these are eight traits of character on account of which one is called a (true) lover of education. (172 & 173)

Nanamegaggacitto a, thio a thavayai param.

Suani a ahijjitta, rao suasamahie. (174)


A person acquires knowledge and concentration of mind by studying scriptures. He becomes firm in religion and helps others to acquire that firmness. Thus throught the studies of scriptures he becomes absorbed in the contemplation of what is expounded therein. (174)

Vase gurukule niccam, jogavam uvahanavam.

Piyamkare piyamvai, se sikkham laddhumarihai. (175)


He who always resides with the preceptor, practising meditation and austerities, is pleasant in action and sweet in speech such a person is fit to receive education. (175)

Jaha diva divasayam, paippae so ya dippae divo.

Divasama ayaria, dippamti param ca divemti. (176)


A lamp lights hundreds of other lamps and yet remains lighted; so are the Acaryas who like a lamp enlighten others and continue to remain enlightened themselves. (176)