Aïguttara Nikàya
3
. Tika-Nipàta

12. Apàyikavaggo
On hell

1. Apàyikasuttaü Ý Hell

114. Bhikkhus, without dispelling these three, it is loss, it is hell. What three?

With a promise to lead the holy life, breaking it, falsely degrading one who lives the pure holy life, and he that falls for it, upholding the view that there is nothing wrong in sensual desires. Bhikkhus, without dispelling these three, it is loss, it is hell.

2. Dullabhasuttaü Ý Rare arisings

115. Bhikkhus, the arising of three things are rare in the world. What three? The arising of the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened is rare the world. A person who preaches the Teaching and Discipline declared by the Thus Gone One is rare in the world. A person who has gratitude and returns it, is rare in the world. Bhikkhus, the arising of these three things are rare in the world.

3. Appameyyasuttaü Ý Immeasurable

116. Bhikkhus, these three kinds of persons are in the world What three? The one easily measured, the one measured with difficulty, and the immeasurable one.

Bhikkhus, who is the easily measured one?

Here bhikkhus, a certain person is excited, muddled in mind, puffed up and vain, is forgetful with loose talk is confused not aware with uncontrolled mentl faculties. Bhikkhus, such a person is easily measured.

Bhikkhus, who is measured with difficulty?

Here bhikkhus, a certain person is not excited, not muddled in mind, puffed up or vain, not forgetful without loose talk mindfulness established is aware with controlled mentl faculties and the mind concentrated Bhikkhus, such a person is measured with difficulty.

Bhikkhus, who is immeasurable?

Here bhikkhus, the bhikkhu is worthy, with desires destroyed. Bhikkhus, such a person is immeasurable.

4. Ane¤jasuttaü Ý Immovable states

117. Bhikkhus, these three persons are evident in the world. What three?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain person overcoming all perceptions of matter and going beyond perceptions of anger, not attending to various perceptions, [1] With boundless space attains to the sphere of space. He becomes fully satisfied in it, strives after it and prospers in it. Becoming intent on it and making much of it, without falling away from it, he dies and is born with the gods of the sphere of space. The gods of the sphere of space have a life span of twenty thousand forward world cycles. An ordinary person having completed that life span would go even to hell, the animal world or be born with the ghosts. As for the disciples of the Blessed One, completing that life span would extinguish in that same birth. Bhikkhus, this is the difference and the peculiarity in the course of action, birth and conscience of the noble disciple and the ordinary person.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person overcoming all the sphere of space With boundless consciousness attains to the sphere of consciousness. He becomes fully satisfied in it, strives after it and prospers in it. Becoming intent on it and making much of it, without falling away from it, he dies and is born with the gods of the sphere of consciousness. The gods of the sphere of consciousness have a life span of forty thousand forward world cycles. An ordinary person having completed that life span would go even to hell, the animal world or be born with the ghosts. As for the disciples of the Blessed One, completing that life span would extinguish in that same birth. Bhikkhus, this is the difference and the peculiarity in the course of action, birth and conscience of the noble disciple and the ordinary person.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person overcoming all the sphere of consciousness, with there is nothing attains to the sphere of no-thingness. He becomes fully satisfied in it, strives after it and prospers in it. Becoming intent on it and making much of it, without falling away from it, he dies and is born with the gods of the sphere of no thingness. The gods of the sphere of no-thingness have a life span of sixty thousand forward world cycles. An ordinary person having completed that life span would go even to hell, the animal world or be born with the ghosts. As for the disciples of the Blessed One, completing that life span would extinguish in that same birth. Bhikkhus, this is difference and the peculiarity in the course of action, birth and conscience of the noble disciple and the ordinary person. Bhikkhus, these three persons are evident in the world.

5. Vipattisampadàsuttaü Ý Moral faliure

118 Bhikkhus, these three are the moral faliures. What three?

Faliure in virtues, failing to develop the mind and failing to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, what is the faliure in virtues?

Here a certain one destroys living things, takes the not given, misbehaves in sexual desires, tells lies, slanders, talks roughly and talks frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is faliure in virtues.

Bhikkhus, what is failing to develop the mind?

Here bhikkhus a certain one has a coveting and a hateful mind. Bhikkhus, this is failing to develop the mind .

Bhikkhus, what is failing to receitfy the view?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one is with wrong view, a reversed vision; there are no results for a gift, offering or a sacrifice, there are no results for good and evil actions, there is no this world or other world, there is no mother, no father. There are no spontaneously arisen beings, neither are there recluses and brahmins who have come to the right path and method and by themselves realizing this world and the other world declare it. Bhikkhus, this is failing to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, as a result of faliure in virtues sentient beings after death are born in loss, in a bad state, in decrease in hell, so also as a result of failing to develop the mind and failing to rectify the view. Bhikkhus, these are the three moral faliures.

Bhikkhus, these three are the moral accomplishments. What three?

Success in virtues, succeeding to develop the mind and succeeding to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, what is success in virtues?

Here a certain one does not destroy living things, does not take the not given, does not misbehave in sexual desires, does not tell lies, does not slander, does not talk roughly and does not talk frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is success in virtues.

Bhikkhus, what is succeeding to develop the mind?

Here bhikkhus a certain one does not covet and does not hate. Bhikkhus, this is succeeding to develop the mind .

Bhikkhus, what is succeeding to receitfy the view?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one is with right view, not with reversed vision; there are results for a gift, offering or a sacrifice, there are results for good and evil actions, there is this world and the other world, there is mother, father. There are spontaneously arisen beings, and there are recluses and brahmins who have come to the right path and method and by themselves realizing this world and the other world declare it. Bhikkhus, this is succeeding to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, as a result of success in virtues sentient beings after death are born in gain, in a good state, in increase in heaven, so also as a result of succeeding to develop the mind and succeeding to rectify the view. Bhikkhus, these are the three moral accomplishments.

6 Apaõõakasuttaü Ý With certainty

119. Bhikkhus, these three are the moral faliures. What three?

Faliure in virtues, failing to develop the mind and failing to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, what is faliure in virtues?

Here a certain one destroys living things, takes the not given, misbehaves in sexual desires, tells lies, slanders, talks roughly and talks frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is faliure in virtues.

Bhikkhus, what is failing to develop the mind?

Here bhikkhus a certain one covets and hates. Bhikkhus, this is failing to develop the mind .

Bhikkhus, what is failing to receitfy the view?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one is with wrong view, a reversed vision; there are no results for a gift, offering or a sacrifice, there are no results for good and evil actions, there is no this world nor another world, there is no mother, no father. There are no spontaneously arisen beings, neither are there recluses and brahmins who have come to the right path and method and by themselves realizing this world and the other world declare it. Bhikkhus, this is failing to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, as a result of faliure in virtues sentient beings after death are born in loss, in a bad state, in decrease, in hell, so also as a result of failing to develop the mind and failing to rectify the view. Bhikkhus, these are the three moral faliures.

Bhikkhus, a true gem thrown up in whatever way will come down and get well established in the same manner as a result of faliure in virtues, failing to develop the mind and failing to rectify the view sentient beings after death are born in loss, in a bad state, in decrease, in hell.

Bhikkhus, these three are the moral accomplishments. What three?

Success in virtues, succeeding to develop the mind and succeeding to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, what is success in virtues?

Here a certain one does not destroy living things, does not take the not given, does not misbehave in sexual desires, does not tell lies, does not slander, does not talk roughly and does not talk frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is success in virtues.

Bhikkhus, what is succeeding to develop the mind?

Here bhikkhus a certain one does not covet and does not hate. Bhikkhus, this is succeeding to develop the mind .

Bhikkhus, what is succeeding to receitfy the view?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one is with right view, not with reversed vision; there are results for a gift, offering or a sacrifice, there are results for good and evil actions, there is this world and the other world, there is mother, father. There are spontaneously arisen beings, and there are recluses and brahmins who have come to the right path and method and by themselves realizing, this world and the other world declare it. Bhikkhus, this is succeeding to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, as a result of success in virtues sentient beings after death are born in gain, in a good state, in increase in heaven, so also as a result of succeeding to develop the mind and succeeding to rectify the view. Bhikkhus, these are the three moral accomplishments.

Bhikkhus, a true gem thrown up in whatever way will come down and get well established in the same manner as a result of success in virtues, succeeding to develop the mind and succeeding to rectify the view sentient beings after death are born in gain, in a good state, in increase, in heaven. .

7. Kammantasuttaü Ý Actions

120. Bhikkhus, these three are the moral faliures. What three?

Failing in activity, failing in livelihood and failing to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, what is the failing in activity?

Here a certain one destroys living things, takes the not given, misbehaves in sexual desires, tells lies, slanders, talks roughly and talks frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is failing in activity.

Bhikkhus, what is failing in livelihood?

Here bhikkhus a certain one lives making t he wrong livelihood . Bhikkhus, this is failing in livelihood.

Bhikkhus, what is failing to receitfy the view?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one is with wrong view, a reversed vision; there are no results for a gift, offering or a sacrifice, there are no results for good and evil actions, there is no this world nor another world, there is no mother, no father. There are no spontaneously arisen beings, neither are there recluses and brahmins who have come to the right path and method and by themselves realizing this world and the other world declare it. Bhikkhus, this is failing to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, as a result of failing in activity sentient beings after death are born in loss, in a bad state, in decrease in hell, so also as a result of failing in a livelihood and failing to rectify the view. Bhikkhus, these are the three moral faliures.

Bhikkhus, these three are the moral accomplishments. What three?

Success in activity, succeeding in a livelihood and succeeding to rectify the view.

Bhikkhus, what is success in activity?

Here a certain one does not destroy living things, does not take the not given, does not misbehave in sexual desires, does not tell lies, does not slander, does not talk roughly and does not talk frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is success in activity.

Bhikkhus, what is succeeding in a livelihood?

Here bhikkhus a certain one follows the right livelihood to make a living. Bhikkhus, this is success in a livelihood.

Bhikkhus, what is succeeding to receitfy the view?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one is with right view, not with reversed vision; there are results for a gift, offering or a sacrifice, there are results for good and evil actions, there is this world and the other world, there is mother, father. There are spontaneously arisen beings, and there are recluses and brahmins who have come to the right path and method and by themselves realizing this world and the other world declare it. Bhikkhus, this is succeeding to rectify the view.

8. Pañhamasoceyyasuttaü Ý The first on Purity

121. Bhikkhus, these three are purities. What three?

Bodily purity, verbal purity and mental purity.

Bhikkhus, what is bodily purity?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from destroying living things, taking the not given and misbehaving in sexual desires. This is bodily purity.

Bhikkhus, what is verbal purity?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from telling lies, slandering, talking roughly and talking frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is verbal purity. .

Bhikkhus, what is mental purity?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one is not covetous and hateful. Bhikkhus, this is mental purity. These are the three purities.

9. Dutiyasoceyyasuttaü Ý The second on Purity

122. Bhikkhus, these three are purities. What three?

Bodily purity, verbal purity and mental purity.

Bhikkhus, what is bodily purity?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from destroying living things, taking the not given and misbehaving in sexual desires. This is bodily purity.

Bhikkhus, what is verbal purity?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from telling lies, slandering, talking roughly and talking frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is verbal purity. .

Bhikkhus, what is mental purity?

Here, bhikkhus, when there is sensual interest, the bhikkhu knows, there is sensual interest in me, when there isn't sensual interest, the bhikkhu knows, there isn't sensual interest in me. He knows how the non arisen sensual interest arises, how arisen sensual interest is dispelled and how dispelled sensual interest would not arise again.

When there is anger, the bhikkhu knows, there is anger in me, when there isn't anger, the bhikkhu knows, there isn't anger in me. He knows how the non arisen anger arises, how arisen anger is dispelled and how dispelled anger would not arise again.

When there is sloth and torpor, the bhikkhu knows, there is sloth and torpor in me, when there isn't sloth and torpor, the bhikkhu knows, there isn't sloth and torpor in me. He knows how the non arisen sloth and torpor arises, how arisen sloth and torpor is dispelled and how dispelled sloth and torpor would not arise again.

When there is excitement and worry, the bhikkhu knows, there is excitement and worry in me, when there isn't excitement and worry, the bhikkhu knows, there isn't excitement and worry in me. He knows how the non arisen excitement and worry arises, how arisen excitement and worry is dispelled and how dispelled excitement and worry would not arise again.

When there is doubt, the bhikkhu knows, there is doubt in me, when there isn't doubt, the bhikkhu knows, there isn't doubt in me. He knows how the non arisen doubt arises, how arisen doubt is dispelled and how dispelled doubt would not arise again. Bhikkhus, this is mental purity. These are the three purities.

10. Moneyyasuttaü Ý Moral perfection

123. Bhikkhus, these three are moral perfections. What three?

Moral perfection in body, words, and mind.

Bhikkhus, what is bodily moral perfection?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from destroying living things, taking the not given and misbehaving in sexual desires. This is bodily moral perfection.

Bhikkhus, what is verbal moral perfection?

Here bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from telling lies, slandering, talking roughly, and talking frivolously. Bhikkhus, this is verbal moral perfection. .

Bhikkhus, what is mental moral perfection?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu destroying desires and releasing the mind, and released through wisdom, by himself realizing abides. This is moral perfection of mind. Bhikkhus, these three are the moral perfections.

The bodily, verbal and mental sage without desires,
Is the sage who has dispelled everything.