Gambling causes avarice,
Unpleasantness, hatred, deception, cheating,
Wildness, lying, senseless talk, and harsh speech,
Therefore always avoid gambling.
Gambling, public spectacles and shows,
And indolence, bad company, strong drink,
And nightly prowls—these six will lead to lower realms
And damage your good name, so give them up. (33)
Playing dice and other gambling games, attending public spectacles, idling
around with no inclination to do positive actions, keeping the company of
evil friends, drinking, prowling around at night in order to steal—these six
lead to rebirth in the lower realms in your next life, and in this life are
causes for your reputation being spoilt. Therefore, Nagarjuna advises, give
up these six.
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