Swiftly Eliminate Arrogance 疾灭憍慢

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You and other Bhikṣus, should personally scrape (i.e. shave) your heads, and already having abandoned adornments for beautification, wear spoilt coloured robes (i.e. kaṣāyas), firmly hold begging vessels, with them beg for personal survival, personally seeing yourselves doing thus.


If giving rise to arrogance, you should swiftly eliminate it. To increase in arrogance, is also not that for worldly white-robed laypersons appropriate, moreover for people who have left the household life to enter the path, for liberation thus, who should personally lower their bodies and practise begging for alms.

Śākyamuni Buddha
The Sūtra Of The Buddha’s Bequeathed Teachings

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