IV. Catukka Nipāto
II. Cara Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter II: Deportment
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.
Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' they replied, and the Exalted One said:
'Monks, there are these four goings to the bourn.
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.'
This sutta should be read in conjunction with AN 4. 17