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Udāna
4.2 Uddhata Sutta
Monks with Agitated Minds

The disadvantages of an untrained mind.

This is as I heard from the Blessed One. Those days, the Blessed One was living in Upavattana, the Mallan sal forest, in the province of Kusinarā. Those days, not far from the Blessed One, many monks were staying in forest huts: high-strung, disorderly, conceited, talkative, of loose words and muddled mindfulness, confused, unconcentrated, their minds scattered, their faculties unrestrained.

The Blessed One saw those many monks staying in forest huts: high-strung, disorderly, conceited, talkative, of loose words and muddled mindfulness, confused, unconcentrated, their minds scattered, their faculties unrestrained.

Then, on realizing the security of the right path, the Blessed One spoke the following inspired verses:

“Being enveloped in wrong view, living with a body with unrestrained sense faculties, the lazy one who is conquered by sleepiness will go under Māra’s control.

“Therefore, the wise monk should guard the mind, bend towards right intentions. He should conquer laziness and sleepiness. Such a monk is freed from all miserable planes of rebirth.”

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Udāna 4.2 Udānadhata Sutta: Monks with Agitated Minds

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