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Aŋguttaranikāyo
Catukkanipāto
XIV: Puggala Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
XIV: On Persons

Sutta 134

Phalupajivī Puggala Suttaɱ

Effort[1]

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

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[1] 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, these four persons are found existing in the world.

What four?

He who lives on the fruit of his effort,
not of his deed:
he who lives on the fruit of his deed,
not of his effort:
he who lives on the fruit of his effort and
on the fruit of his deed:
he who lives neither on the fruit of his effort nor
on the fruit of his deed.

These are the four persons found existing in the world.'

 


[1] Pugg., p. 51. Comy. distinguishes the two as vāyāma-phala and puñña-phala, and gives as instances: - The four firmament kings and all devas without effort live on merit. Rajahs and royal ministers live on both. Beings in purgatory form the fourth class.

 


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