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A'nguttaranikaayo
Catukkanipaato
XXVII: Kammapatha Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXVII: Path of Action

Sutta 263

Kama Micchaacaarii Sutta.m

Approving (c)

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 Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

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

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

What four?

He himself is a wrong-doer in sense-desires
and encourages another to be a wrong-doer in sense-desires,
approves of being a wrong-doer in sense-desires
and speaks in praise of a wrong-doing in sense-desires.

Possessing these four qualities
one is put into purgatory
according to his deserts.

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

What four?

He himself abstains from wrong-doing in sense-desires,
encourages another to such abstinence
approves of abstaining from wrong-doing in sense-desires
and speaks in praise of abstaining from wrong-doing in sense-desires.

Possessing these four qualities
one is put into heaven
according to his deserts.


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