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Puggala-Paññatti
Edited by Richard Morris, M.A., LL.D.
Chapter 5: Pañca Puggalā

Puggala-Paññatti
Dessignation of Human Types
5. Division of human Types by Five

Ī 5.1
[pali]

Translated from the Pali by Bimala Charan Law, M.A., B.L.

Ō The Pali Text Society

 


 

There a certain person who acts and becomes remorseful, who does not know emancipation of mind and emancipation of insight as it really is, wherein his sinful and bad qualities which have arisen are totally destroyed, he should be told thus: 'of the revered one the sinful tendencies which are due to actions exist, and the sinful tendencies which are due to remorsefulness increase. It were well if the revered one gave up sinful tendencies due to his actions and suppressed sinful tendencies due to remorse, and practised thought and insight.' Thus the revered one will become equal to the fifth person in this group.[1]

There a certain person who acts and does not become remorseful, who does not know emancipation of mind and emancipation of insight as it really is, wherein his sinful and bad qualities which have arisen are destroyed, he should be told thus: 'of the revered one the sinful tendencies due to actions exist and the sinful tendencies due to remorse do not increase. It were well if the revered one gave up sinful tendencies due to his actions, and practised thought and insight.' Thus the revered one will become equal to the fifth person in this group.

There a certain person who does not act, and [yet] becomes remorseful, who does not know emancipation of mind and emancipation of insight as it really is, wherein his sinful and bad qualities which have arisen are totally destroyed, he should be told thus: 'of the revered one the sinful tendencies due to actions do not exist and the sinful tendencies due to remorsefulness increase. It were well if the revered one removed the sinful tendencies due to remorsefulness, and [90] practised thought and insight.' Thus the revered one will become equal to the fifth person in this group.

There a person does not act and does not become remorseful, who does not know the emancipation of thought and emancipation of insight as it really is, whereby his sinful and bad qualities are totally destroyed, he should be told thus: 'of the revered one the sinful tendencies due to actions do not exist and the sinful tendencies due to remorsefulness do not increase; it were well if the revered one practised thought and insight.' Thus the revered one will become equal to the fifth person in this group.

These four persons being thus admonished, thus instructed by such a fifth man, gradually attain to the destruction of sinful tendencies.

 


[1] By a fifth person is to be understood the person who has exhausted the sinful tendencies (Commentary).

 


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