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Aṅguttara Nikāya
IV. Catukka Nipāta
II. Cara Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter II: Deportment

Sutta 18

Gati Suttaɱ


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

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:


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

"Monks, there are these four goings to the bourn.

What four?

[19] One goes not to the no-bourn through desire,
one goes not to the no-bourn through ill-will,
one goes not to the no-bourn through delusion,
one goes not to the no-bourn through fear.

These are the four.

Led by desire, ill-will, delusion, fear,
If one transgress not Dhamma, his good name
Waxes, as in the bright fortnight the moon.'[1]


[1] Cf. D. iii, 182 (Sigālovāda-sutta).



Of Related Interest:

This sutta should be read in conjunction with AN 4. 17

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