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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
IX: Thera-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
IX: The Elders

Sutta 88

Akkosaka Suttaɱ

Disaster (a)[1]

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

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[112]

[1] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, if any monk abuses and reviles,
rails at the Ariyans who are his fellows in the Brahma-life,
it is utterly impossible,
it is unavoidable,
that he should not come to one or other of ten disasters.

What ten?

[1] He fails to attain the unattained,

[2] from what he has attained [113]
he falls away,[2]

[3] true dhamma is not made clear for him;[3]

[4] or else he is over-conceited about true dhamma,[4]

[5] or he follows the Brahma-life without delight therein,

[6] or he commits some foul offence,

[7] or falls into some grievous sickness,

[8] or goes out of his mind with distraction;

[9] he makes an end with mind confused,

[10] and when body breaks up,
beyond death,
he rises up again in the Waste,
the Ill-bourn,
the Downfall,
in purgatory.

Monks, if any monk abuses and reviles,
rails at the Ariyans who are his fellows in the Brahma-life,
it is utterly impossible,
it is unavoidable,
that he should not come to one or other of these ten disasters."

 


[1] N°(b) with eleven results is at XI, § 6.

[2] Cf. A. ii, 252; G.S. ii, 185.

[3] Saddhamm'assa na vodāyati. Comy. has sāsana-saddhammā assa vodānaɱ na gacchanti.

[4] Cf. § vi. Seven Sad'Dhammas frequently named are: saddhā, hiri-ottappaɱ, bahu-s-sutaɱ, saccaɱ, āraddha-viriya, sati, paññā. These may be regarded as personal convictions or attainments. (I translate at K.S. iii, 69, as 'the seven domains of good,' but I doubt whether this is correct.) [Ed.: Perhaps edited? But the closest thing I can find there is: 'the seven abodes'. No mention of seven Sad'Dhammas.]


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