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Anguttara-Nikaya
Pancaka-Nipata
25. Duccarita Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXV: Walking in Evil

Sutta 242

Kaya-Duccarita Suttam

One Who Has Walked in Evil (deed)

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi; and there he addressed the monks, saying: 'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied; and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, there are five disadvantages to one who has walked in evil in deed.

What five?

The self upbraids the self;
from knowledge the wise dispraise him;
an evil rumour of his worth goes abroad;
he dies muddied in thought;
on the breakingup of the body after death
he arises in the wayward way,
the ill way,
the abyss,
hell.

Verily, monks, these are the five disadvantages
to one who has walked in evil in deed.'

 


 

'Monks, there are five advantages to one who has walked in good in deed.

The self does not upbraid the self;
from knowledge the wise praise him;
an good rumour of his worth goes abroad;
he dies unmuddied in thought;
on the breaking up of the body after death
he arises in heaven,
that happy place of bliss.

What five?

Verily, monks, these are the five advantages to one who has walked in good in deed.'


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