Aŋguttara Nikāya


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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XVII: Jāṇussoṇi-Vagga

Sutta 174

Kamma-Nidāna Suttaɱ

Bound-Up in Intentional Action

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time the Lucky Man said this to the beggars:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding "Elder!" the Lucky Man said this:

2. "Cutting down the living, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Taking the ungiven, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Lustful low behavior, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Telling lies, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Taking the ungiven, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Slander, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Unkind speech, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Idle lip-flapping, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Unkind speech, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Covetousness, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Deviousness, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

"Low view, beggars, is essentially three-fold say I:
driven sometimes by lust;
driven sometimes by hate;
driven sometimes by stupidity.

3. Now then beggars
lust comes to be bound-up in intentional-action,
hate comes to be bound-up in intentional-action,
stupidity comes to be bound-up in intentional-action,
lust is ended ending the intentional-action in which it is bound-up,
hate is ended ending the intentional-action in which it is bound-up,
stupidity is ended ending the intentional-action in which it is bound-up.


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