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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XV: Ariya-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
XV: The Ariyan Way (a)

Sutta 147

Sad'Dhamma Suttaɱ

True Dhamma and False Dhamma

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, I will teach you true dhamma and false dhamma.

Do ye listen to it.

Pay attention carefully and I will speak."

"We will, sir," replied those monks to the Exalted One,
who said this:

"And what, monks, is false dhamma?

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

This is called 'false dhamma'.

 

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And what, monks, is true dhamma?

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

This is called 'true dhamma'."


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