SN.1.58. Uppathasutta ("Deviation")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“What’s declared to be a deviation?
What is ending day and night?
What’s the stain of celibacy?
What’s the waterless bath?”

“Lust is declared to be a deviation.
Youth is ending day and night.
Women are the stain of celibacy,
to which this generation clings.
Austerity and celibacy
are the waterless bath.”

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