Aïguttara Nikàya
23. Ducaritavaggo Ý Misconduct

1. Ducaritasuttaü Ý Misconduct

221. Bhikkhus, these four go as verbal misbehaviour. What four?

Telling lies, slandering, rough talk and frivolous talk.

Bhikkhus, these four go as verbal misbehaviour.

Bhikkhus, these four go as verbal good behaviour. What four?

Telling the truth, not slandering, not talking roughly and not talking frivolously.

Bhikkhus, these four are verbal good behaviour.

2. Diññhisuttaü Ý Wrong view

222. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct and wrong view.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

Bodily good conduct, verbal good conduct, mental good conduct and right view.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

3. Akata¤¤utàsuttaü Ý Ungratefulness

223. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct and ungratefulness.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

Bodily good conduct, verbal good conduct, mental good conduct and gratefulness.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned Great Man does not destroy himself, not becomeing faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

4. Pànàtipàtisuttaü Ý Destroying living things

224. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Destroying the life of living things, taking the not given, misbehaving in sexual conduct and telling lies.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

Abstaining from destroying the life of living things, abstaining from taking the not given, abstaining from sexual misconduct and not telling lies.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

5. Pañhamamaggasuttaü- First on the path.

225. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Wrong view, wrong thoughts, wrong words and wrong actions.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becoming faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

Right view, right thoughts, right speech and right actions.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

6. Dutiyamaggasuttaü Ý Second on the path

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Wrong livelihood, wrong effort, wrong mindfulness and wrong concentration.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becoming faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

Right livelihood, right endeavour, right mindfulness and right concentration.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

7. Pañhamavohàrapathasuttaü Ý First on ways of expression

227. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

The not seen he says I saw, the not heard he says I heard, the not experienced he says I experienced, the not cognized he says I cognized.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things, the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becoming faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

The not seen he says I did not see, the not heard he says I did not hear, the not experienced he says I did not experience, the not cognized he says I did not cognize.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, becoming not faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

7. Dutiyavohàrapathasuttaü Ý Second on ways of expression

227. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

The seen he says I did not see, the heard he says I did not hear, the experienced he says I did not experience, the cognized he says I did not cognize.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things, the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becoming faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

The seen he says I saw, the heard he says I heard, the experienced he says I experienced, the cognized he says I cognized.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, becoming not faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

8. Ahirikasuttaü Ý Without shame

228. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Without faith, is unvirtuous, shameless and has no fear to do evil.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things, the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becoming faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

Has faith, is virtuous, shameful and fears to do evil.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, becoming not faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

9 Dupa¤¤asuttaü Ý The Foolish

229. Bhikkhus, endowed with four things the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becomes faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit. What four?

Without faith, is unvirtuous, lazy and without wisdom.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things, the foolish not Great Man destroys himself, becoming faulty and blamed by the wise accrues much demerit.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, not becoming faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit. What four?

With faith, is virtuous, with aroused effort is wise.

Bhikkhus, endowed with these four things the learned, Great Man does not destroy himself, becoming not faulty and praised by the wise accrues much merit.

10. Kavisuttaü Ý Poets

230. Bhikkhus, these four are poets. What four?

One thinking becomes a poet, one hearing becomes a poet, one seeing meanings becomes a poet and one understanding becomes a poet.

Bhikkhus, these four are poets.