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Aŋguttaranikāyo
Catukkanipāto
XXII: Parisa Sobhana Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXII: Corrupting

Sutta 215

Catuttha Niraya - Sagganikkhitta Suttaɱ

The Way (a)

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, possessing four qualities
one is put into purgatory
according to his deserts.

What four?

Wrong view,
wrong aim,
wrong speech
wrong action.

These are the four.

Monks, possessing four qualities
one is put into heaven
according to his deserts.

What four?

Right view,
right aim,
right speech
right action.

These are the four."


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