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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 263

Kama Micchā-Cārī Suttaɱ

Approving (c)

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

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[258]

[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 is a wrong-doer in sense-desires
and encourages another to be a wrong-doer in sense-desires,
approves of being a wrong-doer in sense-desires
and speaks in praise of a wrong-doing in sense-desires.

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 wrong-doing in sense-desires,
encourages another to such abstinence
approves of abstaining from wrong-doing in sense-desires
and speaks in praise of abstaining from wrong-doing in sense-desires.

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


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