Anguttara Nikaya


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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāto
II. Rathakāra Vagga

Sutta 18

Devaloka Suttaṃ

Heaven

Translated from the Pali by
Sister Upalavana

 


 

[1.1][1][wrrn][pts][bodh] I heard thus.

Bhikkhus, if ascetics of another faith ask you:

"Friends, do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama, to be born in heaven?"

Wouldn't you be worried, wouldn't you loathe it?

Yes, venerable sir.

Bhikkhus, wouldn't you be worried and wouldn't you loathe that heavenly, life span, beauty, pleasantness, fame and authority.

Isn't it better that you be worried and loathe bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct and mental misconduct.


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