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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Catukka Nipāta
XXII: Parisa Sobhana Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXII: Corrupting

Sutta 214

Tatiya Niraya - Sagga-Nikkhitta Suttaɱ

Taking Life

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

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[1] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, possessing four qualities
one is put into purgatory
according to his deserts.

What four?

Taking life,
stealing,
wrong conduct in sense-desires
falsehood.

These are the four.

 

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Monks, possessing four qualities
one is put into heaven
according to his deserts.

What four?

Abstaining from taking life,
abstaining from stealing,
abstaining from wrong conduct in sense-desires
abstaining from falsehood.

These are the four."


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