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28 Pathama Bhikku Sutta
The Monk 1

When a monk is not careful guarding their sense faculties and are immoderate in eating, it leads to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard:

“Monks, when endowed with two things, a monk suffers in this life, experiencing trouble, distress, and despair. At the breakup of the body, after death, the plane of misery is to be expected. What are the two? Leaving the doors of the sense faculties unguarded and being immoderate in eating. Monks, these are the two things endowed with which a monk suffers in this life, experiencing trouble, distress, and despair.

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

The eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind—a monk who leaves these doors unguarded is immoderate in eating and is unrestrained in sense faculties, and experiences suffering, both bodily and mentally.

Being burnt by body and burnt by mind, such a person suffers both by day and by night.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 28 Pathama Bhikku Sutta: The Monk 1

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