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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


"What decays, what does not decay and what is the wrong path?
What is the danger of things?
What decreases by night and day?
What is the stain of the holy life?
What is the washing without water?
In the world how many are the apertures
Where does the mind not settle?
We like to know this, from the good one."
"Matter of beings decay
Name and clan does not.
Lust is the wrong path and greed is the danger.
Life span dwindles night and day.
Woman is the stain of the holy life.
The populace is soiled on account of the woman.
Austerities and the holy life are the washings without water.
There are six apertures in the world, in which the mind does not settle.
Avoid laziness, negligence, lacking in effort and taming
Sleepiness and heaviness after a meal, these are the apertures."

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