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Theragāthā 6.3
The Verses of Arahant Mahānāga (387-392)

387. If a monk doesn’t have respect towards his fellow monks, he will decline in the Dhamma, like a fish in shallow water.

388. If a monk doesn’t have respect towards his fellow monks, he will not grow in the Dhamma, like a rotten seed in a field.

389. If a monk doesn’t have respect towards his fellow monks, he will go far away from Nibbāna in the path of the King of the Dhamma, the Buddha.

390. If a monk has respect towards his fellow monks, he will succeed in the Dhamma, like a fish swimming happily in a large lake.

391. If a monk has respect towards his fellow monks, he will grow in the Dhamma, like a good seed in a field.

392. If a monk has respect towards his fellow monks, he is very close to Nibbāna in the path of the King of the Dhamma, the Buddha.

These verses were said by Arahant Mahānāga.

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Theragāthā 6.3: The Verses of Arahant Mahānāga (387-392)

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