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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XXII: Sāmañña-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
XXII: Characteristics[1]

Sutta 210

Paṭhama Suttaɱ

Ten Qualities

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, possessing ten qualities one is cast into purgatory according to his deserts.

What ten?

Herein a certain one takes life,
takes what is not given,
in sexual desires
is a wrong-doer,
is a liar,
is a slanderer,
is of harsh speech,
is given to idle babble,
is covetous,
is malevolent of heart,
has wrong view.

Monks, possessing these ten qualities one is cast into purgatory according to his deserts.

 

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

What ten?

Herein a certain one abandons taking life,
abandons taking what is not given,
in sexual desires
she abandons wrong action,
she abandons lying speech,
she abandoning slanderous speech,
she abandons harsh speech,
she abandons idle babble,
she is not covetous,
she is not malevolent of heart,
she has right view.

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

 


[1] Text has no title to this chapter, nor are the suttas named.


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