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Anguttara Nikaya
Dukanipata

Sutta 21

Bala-pandita Sutta

Fools and Wise People

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[21][pts][bd] "Monks, these two are fools.

Which two?

The one who doesn't see his transgression
as a transgression,
and the one who doesn't rightfully pardon another
who has confessed his transgression.

These two are fools.

"These two are wise people.

Which two?

The one who sees his transgression
as a transgression,
and the one who rightfully pardons another
who has confessed his transgression.

These two are wise people."

 


 

See also: SN XII.19; AN II.98.


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