Aṅguttara Nikāya


Aṅguttara Nikāya
IV. Catukka Nipāta
II. Cara Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
II. Walking

Sutta 17

Agati Suttaɱ

Wrong Courses (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, there are these four ways of taking a wrong course.

What four?

One takes a wrong course because of desire, because of hatred, because of delusion, or because of fear.

These are the four ways of taking a wrong course."

If through desire, hate, fear, or delusion
one transgresses against the Dhamma,
one's fame diminishes like the moon
in the dark fortnight.

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