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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XII: Paccorohaṇī-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
XII: The Descent

Sutta 113

Paṭhama Adhamma Suttaɱ

Not-Dhamma (a)

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

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[1] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

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

"Monks, not-Dhamma
and not-aim
are to be understood,
likewise Dhamma
and aim.

When one knows not-dhamma
and not-aim,
and dhamma
and aim,
one should fare onward according to Dhamma
and according to aim.

And what are not-Dhamma and not-aim?

Wrong view,
wrong thinking,
wrong speech,
wrong action,
wrong living,
wrong effort,
wrong mindfulness,
wrong concentration,
wrong knowledge,
wrong release.

These are called
'not-Dhamma and not-aim.'

And what are dhamma and aim?

Right view,
right thinking,
right speech,
right action,
right living,
right effort,
right mindfulness,
right concentration,
right knowledge,
right release.

These are called
'dhamma and aim.'

Monks, not-Dhamma
and not-aim
are to be understood,
likewise Dhamma
and aim.

When one knows these two (pairs of) things,
one should fare onward according to Dhamma
and according to aim.


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