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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
I. Bāla Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

III. The Book of the Threes
I. The Fool

Sutta 10

Mala Suttaɱ

The Fool (10)

Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.

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[90]

[10.1][bodh][upal] "Monks, possessed of three qualities
by not abandoning three taints,
one is put into Purgatory
according to his deserts.[1]

What three?

He is immoral
and the taint of immorality
is not abandoned by him.

He is envious
and the taint of envy
is not abandoned by him.

He is mean
and the taint of meanness
is not abandoned by him.

These are the three qualities,
the three taints not abandoned,
by which one is put into Purgatory
according to his deserts.

 

§

 

Monks, possessed of three qualities,
by abandoning these taints,
one is put into Heaven
according to his deserts.

What three?

He is moral
and the taint of immorality
is abandoned by him.

He is not envious
and the taint of envy
is abandoned by him.

He is not mean
and the taint of meanness
is abandoned by him.

These are the three qualities,
the three taints abandoned,
by which one is put into Heaven
according to his deserts."

 


[1] Yathābhataŋ nikkhitto; supra, text 96.


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