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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
XVI. Acelaka Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

Part III
The Book of the Threes

Chapter XVI. The Unclothed

Sutta 157

Nikkhitto Niraye Suttaɱ (e)

Put into Purgatory (e)

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, one possessed of three qualities
is put into Purgatory according to his deserts.

What three?

One is himself calumnus,
he encourages another in calumny,
he approves of calumny.

Possessed of these three qualities
one is put into Purgatory according to his deserts.

 


 

Monks, one possessed of three qualities
is put into heaven according to his deserts.

What three?

He himself abstains from calumny,
he encourages another to abstain from calumny,
he approves of abstaining from calumny.

Possessed of these three qualities
is put into heaven according to his deserts.


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