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Aŋguttaranikāyo
Catukkanipāto
XII: Kesi Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours Chapter XII: Kesi

Sutta 116

Appamāda Sutta

Non-carelessness

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL

Once upon a time the Lucky man, Vajji-land revisiting, Bhaṇḍagāma village.

There then Bhagava said this to the beggars:

Beggars!

And 'Elder!' those beggars responded.

The Lucky Man said this:

Four, beggars, are stands to be taken against carelessness.

What four?

Painful bodily conduct, beggars, should be ejected,
pleasant bodily conduct should be developed —
in this be not careless!

Painful conduct of speech, beggars should be ejected,
pleasant conduct of speech should be developed —
in this be not careless!

Painful conduct of mind, beggars, should be ejected,
pleasant conduct of mind should be developed —
in this be not careless!

Low view, beggars, should be ejected,
high view[1] should be developed —
in this be not careless!

 

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[120] Now when, beggars, a bhikkhu has ejected painful bodily conduct,
has developed pleasant bodily conduct,
has ejected painful conduct of speech,
has developed pleasant conduct of speech,
has ejected painful conduct of mind,
has developed pleasant conduct of mind,
has ejected low views, and
has developed high views,
he has no fear of death or his next go-round.

 


[1] Micchā diṭṭhi and sammā diṭṭhi.

 


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