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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Catukka Nipāta
XXIV: Kamma Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXIV: The Deed

Sutta 237

Sāvajja - Anavajja Kamma Suttaɱ

Blameworthy

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

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[242]

[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 things
one is put into purgatory[1]
according to his deserts.

What four?

Bodily action that is blameworthy,
action of speech that is blameworthy,
action of thought that is blameworthy,
view that is blameworthy.

Possessing these four things
one is put into purgatory
according to his deserts.

 

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

What four?

Bodily action that is blameless,
action of speech that is blameless,
action of thought that is blameless,
view that is blameless.

Possessing these four things
one is put into heaven
according to his deserts.

 


[1] Supra, § 212


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