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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Catukka Nipāta
XXVII: Kamma-Patha Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXVII: Path of Action

Sutta 262

Adinnādāyī Suttaɱ

Approving (b)

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

What four?

He himself steals
and encourages another to steal,
approves of stealing
and speaks in praise of stealing.

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

 

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

What four?

He himself abstains from stealing,
encourages another to such abstinence
approves of abstaining from stealing
and speaks in praise of abstaining from stealing.

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


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