Anguttara Nikaya


III. Tika Nipaato
II. Rathakaara Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
III. The Book of the Threes
II. The Cart Maker

Sutta 18

Devaloka Sutta.m


Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts][upal] "Bhikkhus, if wanderers of other sects were to ask you thus:

'Friends, do you lead the spiritual life under the ascetic Gotama for the sake of rebirth in the deva world?'

wouldn't you be repelled, humiliated, and disgusted?"

"Yes, bhante."

"Thus, bhikkhus, since you are repelled, humiliated, and disgusted with a celestial life span, celestial beauty, celestial happiness, celestial glory, and celestial authority, how much more then should you be repelled, humiliated, and disgusted with bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, and mental misconduct."

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