Aŋguttara Nikāya


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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
XVI. Acelaka Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

III. The Book of the Threes
XVI. The Unclothed

Sutta 160

Nikkhitto Niraye Suttaɱ (h)

Put into Purgatory (h)

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.

The Exalted One said:

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

What three?

One is himself covetous,
he encourages another in covetousness,
he approves of covetousness.

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 covetousness,
he encourages another to abstain from covetousness,
he approves of abstaining from covetousness.

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


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