Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
I: Sekha-Bala Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
I. The Trainee's Powers

Sutta 3

Dukkha Suttaɱ

Suffering

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[3] [630]

[1][pts][olds]. "Bhikkhus, possessing five qualities, a bhikkhu dwells in suffering in this very life — with distress, anguish, and fever — and with the breakup of the body, after death, a bad destination can be expected for him.

What five?

Here, a bhikkhu is devoid of faith, morally shameless, morally reckless, lazy, and unwise.

Possessing these five qualities, a bhikkhu dwells in suffering in this very life — with distress, anguish, and fever — and with the breakup of the body, after death, he can expect a bad destination.

"Bhikkhus, possessing five [other] qualities, a bhikkhu dwells happily in this very life — without distress, anguish, and fever — and with the breakup of the body, after death, a good destination can be expected for him.

What five?

Here, a bhikkhu is endowed with faith, has a sense of moral shame, has moral dread, and is energetic and wise.

Possessing these five qualities, a bhikkhu dwells happily in this very life — without distress, anguish, and fever — and with the breakup of the body, after death, a good destination can be expected for him."


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