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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 267

Samphappalāpa Suttaɱ

Approving (g)

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 is a speaker of idle babble
and encourages another in idle babble,
approves of idle babble,
and speaks in praise of idle babble.

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 idle babble,
encourages another to abstain from idle babble
approves of abstaining from idle babble
and speaks in praise of abstaining from idle babble.

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


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