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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 268

Abhijjhālu Suttaɱ

Approving (h)

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 covetous
and encourages another in covetousness,
approves of covetous,
and speaks in praise of covetous.

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

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


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