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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
XV. Maŋgala Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

Part III
The Book of the Threes

Chapter XV. Good Auspices

Sutta 147

Tatiya Khata Suttaɱ

Lifeless (c)

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

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[1] THUS HAVE I HEARD

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks!'

'Yes, lord,' replied those monks to the Exalted One.

Tbe Exalted One said:

"Monks, possessed of three qualities
the foolish,
sinful,
ignorant man
fares about, a lifeless, uprooted thing,
is blameworthy,
is censured by the intelligent,
and begets much demerit.

What three qualities?

Crooked action of body,
crooked action of speech,
crooked action of mind.

Monks, possessed of these three qualities
the foolish,
sinful,
ignorant man
fares about, a lifeless, uprooted thing,
is blameworthy,
is censured by the intelligent,
and begets much demerit.

 


 

Monks, possessed of three qualities
the wise,
moral,
intelligent man
fares about not lifeless, not rooted up.

He is blameless,
praised by the intelligent
and begets much merit.

What are the three?

Straight action of body,
straight action of speech,
straight action of mind.

Monks, possessed of these three qualities
the wise,
moral,
intelligent man
fares about not lifeless, not rooted up.

He is blameless,
praised by the intelligent
and begets much merit.


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