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Title: Highway Robin Hoods
Post by: Johann on November 24, 2019, 11:11:30 AM

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

3. Mahācorasuttaṁ
Highwayman


[011.03] Endowed with five things the highwayman [endures] even [if] cuts limbs, plunders, imprisons, or waits in ambush. What five?

Here, bhikkhus, the highwayman hides in an inaccessible place, in a density, behind the powerful, becomes liberal or behaves alone.

Bhikkhus, how does the highwayman hide in an inaccessible place?

Here, bhikkhus, the highwayman hides in an irregular incline of the river or in an irregular mountain slope. Thus he hides in an inaccessible place.

Bhikkhus, how does the highwayman hide in a density?

Here, bhikkhus, the highwayman hides in a dense growth, of grass, of trees, a cave or in a great forest. Thus he hides in a density.

Bhikkhus, how does the highwayman hide behind the powerful?

Here, bhikkhus, the highwayman seeks protection from kings or kings' ministers. It occurs to him: If anything was said about me, the king or the king's ministers explain it in my favour. If they said anything, the king or the king's ministers say it in my favour. Thus he hides behind the powerful.

Bhikkhus, how does the highwayman become liberal?

Here, bhikkhus, the highwayman is wealthy he has many resources. It occurs to him: If they tell anything to me, I will welcome them and give them a kind reception with this wealth If I tell them anything they will welcome me and give a kind reception with their wealth Thus he becomes liberal.

Bhikkhus, how does the highwayman behave alone?

Here, bhikkhus, the highwayman makes any seizures by himself. What is the reason? May my hidden treasures be not destroyed by an outsider. Thus the highwayman behaves alone.

Endowed with these five things the highwayman even cuts limbs, plunders, imprisons, or waits in ambush.

Bhikkhus, in the same manner the evil bhikkhu endowed with five things abides with faults and destroys himself and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What five?

Here, bhikkhus, the evil bhikkhu hides in an inaccessible place, in a density, behind the powerful, becomes liberal or behaves alone.

Bhikkhus, how does the evil bhikkhu hide in an inaccessible place?

Here, bhikkhus, the evil bhikkhu is endowed with irregular bodily, verbal and mental activity. Thus he hides in an inaccessible place.

Bhikkhus, how does the evil bhikkhu hide in a density?

Here, bhikkhus, the evil bhikkhu is one of wrong view grasping an extremist view. Thus he hides in a density.

Bhikkhus, how does the evil bhikkhu hide behind the powerful?

Here, bhikkhus, the evil bhikkhu seeks protection from kings or kings' ministers. It occurs to him: If anything was said about me, the king or the king's ministers explain it in my favour. If they said anything, the king or the king's ministers say it in my favour. Thus he hides behind the powerful.

Bhikkhus, how does the evil bhikkhu become liberal?

Here, bhikkhus, the evil bhikkhu is a gainer of robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill. It occurs to him: If they tell anything to me, I will welcome them and give them a kind reception with this wealth If I tell them anything they will welcome me and give a kind reception with their wealth Thus he becomes liberal.

Bhikkhus, how does the evil bhikkhu behave alone?

Here, bhikkhus, the evil bhikkhu lives by himself in a distant state. He approaches families there and makes gains. Thus the evil bhikkhu behaves alone.

Endowed with these five things the evil bhikkhu abides with faults and destroys himself and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.
Quote from: by Sister Uppalavanna, AN5.v11 http://accesstoinsight.eu/user/johann/work/uppa/sut/an/05/sut.an.05.v11.uppa
Title: Re: Highway Robin Hoods
Post by: Reaniwy on December 13, 2019, 02:10:49 PM
The story makes me very confused. You make it clear