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Aŋguttara Nikāyo
IV. Catukka Nipāto
II. Cara Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter II: Deportment

Sutta 18

Gati Suttaṃ

Bourn

Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

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

'Monks, there are these four goings to the bourn.

What four?

One goes not to the no-bourn through desire,
one goes not to the no-bourn through ill-will,
one goes not to the no-bourn through delusion,
one goes not to the no-bourn through fear.

These are the four.

Led by desire, ill-will, delusion, fear,
If one transgress not Dhamma, his good name
Waxes, as in the bright fortnight the moon.'[1]

 


[1] Cf. D. iii, 182 (Sigālovāda-sutta).

 


 

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This sutta should be read in conjunction with AN 4. 17


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