Aïguttara Nikàya
1. Ekakanipàta

VI. Accharàsaõghàña Vagga
For the fraction of a second

51. Bhikkhus, the mind is effulgent, it is defiled by external defilement. The not learned ordinary man does not know this and he has no development of the mindòhis is the first.

52. Bhikkhus. the mind is effulgent, when released from external defilelment. The learned noble disciple knows this and there is development of mind to him. This is the second.

53. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu indulging in loving kindness for the fraction of a second, does not neglect jhàna does his duties in the dispensation of the Teacher and partakes the country's alms food without a debt. How much more so if he makes much of itòhis is the third.

54. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu practising loving kindness for the fraction of a second, does not neglect jhàna, does his duties in the dispensation of the Teacher and partakes the country's alms food without a debt. How much more so if he makes much of itòhis is the fourth.

55. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu developing loving kindness for the fraction of a second, does not neglect jhàna, does his duties in the dispensation of the Teacher and partakes the country's alms food without a debt. How much more so if he makes much of itòhis is the fifth.

56. Bhikkhus, the mind is foremost for all demeritorious thoughts, they are born in the mind first and invariably become demerit. This is the sixth.

57. Bhikkhus, the mind is foremost for all meritorious thoughts they are first born in the mind and invariably become merit. This is the seventh.

58. Bhikkhus, I do not see anything else which is more conducive to the arising of non arisen demerit and the fading of arisen merit as negligence. To the negligent man non arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the eighth.

59 Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen merit and fades arisen demerit as diligence. To the diligent man non arisen merit arises and arisen demerit fades. This is the nineth.

60. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen demerit and fades arisen merit as laziness. To the lazy man non arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the tenth. .