The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
XI: Ideas of a Recluse
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
Once the Exalted One said this:
"Because of wrongness, monks, there is failure,
not making good.
From wrong view proceeds wrong thinking.
From wrong wrong thinking proceeds wrong speech.
From wrong speech proceeds wrong action.
From wrong action proceeds wrong living.
From wrong living proceeds wrong effort.
From wrong effort proceeds wrong mindfulness.
From wrong mindfulness proceeds wrong concentration.
From wrong concentration proceeds wrong knowledge.
From wrong knowledge proceeds wrong release.
Thus, monks, because of wrongness there is failure, not making good.
But because of rightness there is making good,
From right view proceeds right thinking.
From right wrong thinking, right speech.
From right speech proceeds right action.
From right action proceeds right living.
From right living proceeds right effort.
From right effort proceeds right mindfulness.
From right mindfulness proceeds right concentration.
From right concentration proceeds right knowledge.
From right knowledge proceeds right release.
Thus, monks, because of rightness there is making good, not failure."