4. Catukka Nipāta
VII. Pattakamma Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter VII: Deeds of Merit
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
 THUS have I heard:
On a certain occasion the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' replied those monks to the Exalted One.
The Exalted One said:
'Monks, possessed of four qualities one is put into purgatory according to his deserts.
He is one who takes life,
is a wrong-doer in sensual desires,
he is a liar.
These are the four qualities possessed of which one is put into purgatory according to his deserts.
To kill, to steal, to lie,-these three, and going
After another's wife the wise commend not.'
 Cf. supra, I, Ī 10.