Pali - Every few days - [B219]
Gair/Karunatillake - Chapter 11 Further Readings
Ex. 2 (Part 5 of 6)
And what, friend, is wholesomeness?
Paa.naatipaataa verama.nii kusala.m,
adinnaadaanaa verama.nii kusala.m,
kaamesu micchaacaaraa verama.nii kusala.m,
musaavaadaa verama.nii kusala.m,
pisu.naaya vaacaaya verama.nii kusala.m,
pharusaaya vaacaaya verama.nii kusala.m,
samphappalaapaa verama.nii kusala.m,
Refraining from the killing of living beings is
Refraining from taking what is not given is
Refraining from sexual misconduct is wholesomeness,
Refraining from false speech is wholesomeness,
Refraining from malicious speech is wholesomeness,
Refraining from harsh speech is wholesomeness,
Refraining from idle prattle is wholesomeness,
Non-covetousness is wholesomeness,
Non-ill will is wholesomeness,
Right view is wholesomeness.
Ida.m vuccataavuso kusala.m.
Ime dasa dhammaa kusalakammapathaati naamena pi
This, friend, is called wholesomeness.
These ten things should be known by the appellation
wholesome way of action.