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Aṅguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
IV. Upāli Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
IV: Upāli and Ānanda

Sutta 38

Dutiya Ānanda Saṅgha-Bheda Suttaɱ

Fruits of Causing Schism

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

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[75] [54]

[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

Now the venerable Ānanda came to see the Exalted One,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

So seated, he said this to the Exalted One:

'But pray, sir, by breaking up the harmonious Order what does that man get?'

He gets demerit, Ānanda, lasting lor the aeon.'

'Pray, sir, what is demerit lasting for the aeon?'

For the aeon, Ānanda, he ripens[1] in purgatory.'|| ||

Doomed to the Waste, to purgatorial woe
For age-long penalties, provoking schism,
Of discord fain, fixed in unrighteousness,
From peace-from-bondage doth he fall away.
Breaking the concord of the Company -
Age-long in purgat'ry he waxeth ripe.[2]


[1] Paccati, literally 'is cooked.'

[2] Vin. ii, 198; Itiv. II and gāthās.

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