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[9] Section On Few Desires In The Sūtra Of The Buddha’s Bequeathed Teachings《佛遗教经》之少欲篇

九、少欲
[9] Few Desires

【释迦牟尼佛】:汝等比丘,当知多欲之人,多求利故,苦恼亦多。

[Śākyamuni Buddha]: You [and] other Bhikṣus, should know [that] of people [with] many desires, [with] much seeking [of] benefits thus, [their] sufferings [and] afflictions [are] also many.

少欲之人,无求无欲,则无此患。

Of people [with] few desires, without seeking [and] without desires, [they are] then without these sufferings.

直尔少欲,尚宜修习,何况少欲,能生诸功德。

Directly thus [for] few desires, [there] still should [be] practice, moreover [with] few desires, [this is] able [to] give rise [to] all meritorious virtues.

少欲之人,则无谄曲以求人意,亦复不为诸根所牵。

Of people [with] few desires, then without flattery, with [it] seeking [to fulfil] people’s wishes, [they are] also not by all roots [as] those led.

行少欲者,心则坦然,无所忧畏。

[Of] those practising [with] few desires, [their] minds [are] then undisturbed, without that [to] worry [and] fear.

触事有余,常无不足。有少欲者,则有涅槃,是名少欲。

[When in] contact [with] matters, having surpluses, constantly without [having] not enough. [Those with] few desires, [will] then have Nirvāṇa. [These] are named [as teachings on] few desires.

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