Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
IV. Catukka Nipāta
I. Bhaṇḍagāma Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
I. Bhaṇḍagāma

Sutta 4

Dutiya Khata Suttaɱ

Maimed (2)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[4] [389]

[1][pts]. "Bhikkhus, behaving wrongly toward four persons, the foolish, incompetent, bad person maintains himself in a maimed and injured condition; he is blameworthy and subject to reproach by the wise; and he generates much demerit.

What four?

(1) Behaving wrongly toward his mother, the foolish, incompetent, bad person maintains himself in a maimed and [390] injured condition; he is blameworthy and subject to reproach by the wise; and he generates much demerit.

(2) Behaving wrongly toward his father ...

(3) Behaving wrongly toward the Tathāgata...

(4) Behaving wrongly toward a disciple of the Tathāgata...

Behaving wrongly toward these four persons, the foolish, incompetent, bad person maintains himself in a maimed and injured condition; he is blameworthy and subject to reproach by the wise; and he generates much demerit.

"Bhikkhus, behaving rightly toward four persons, the wise, competent, good person preserves himself unmaimed and uninjured; he is blameless and beyond reproach by the wise; and he generates much merit.

What four?

(1) Behaving rightly toward his mother, the wise, competent, good person preserves himself unmaimed and uninjured; he is blameless and beyond reproach by the wise; and he generates much merit. (2) Behaving rightly toward his father ...

(3) Behaving rightly toward the Tathāgata...

(4) Behaving rightly toward a disciple of the Tathāgata...

Behaving rightly toward these four persons, the wise, competent, good person preserves himself unmaimed and uninjured; he is blameless and beyond reproach by the wise; and he generates much merit."

A person who behaves wrongly
toward his mother and father,
toward the enlightened Tathāgata, or toward his disciple,
[5]generates much demerit.

Because of that unrighteous conduct
toward mother and father,
the wise criticize one here in this world
and after death one goes to the plane of misery.

A person who behaves rightly
toward his mother and father,
toward the enlightened Tathāgata, [391] or toward his disciple,
generates much merit.

Because of that righteous conduct
toward mother and father,
the wise praise one in this world
and after death one rejoices in heaven.


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