IV. Catukka Nipāta
II. Cara Vagga
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
Wrong Courses (1)
Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
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One takes a wrong course because of desire, because of hatred, because of delusion, or because of fear.
These are the four ways of taking a wrong course."
If through desire, hate, fear, or delusion
one transgresses against the Dhamma,
one's fame diminishes like the moon
in the dark fortnight.