Aïguttara Nikàya
024. Kammavagga Ý On results of action

1. Saõkhittasuttaü Ý In short

024.01. Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduces to the destruction of actions Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

2. Vittàrasuttaü Ý In detail

024.02. Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduce to the destrution of actions.

Bhikkhus, what are dark actions with dark results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled bodily activity, internal troubled verbal activity and internal troubled mental activity and is born in a world of troubles, and feels troubled feelings which are only unpleasant like what beings in the hell feel. Bhikkhus, these are dark actions with dark results.

Bhikkhus, what are bright actions with bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal untroubled bodily activity, internal untroubled verbal activity and internal untroubled mental activity and is born in a world without troubles, and feels untroubled feelings which are only pleasant like what the beings in the heaven of happiness feel. Bhikkhus, these are bright actions with bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled and untroubled bodily activity, internal troubled and untroubled verbal activity and internal troubled and untroubled mental activity and is born to a world of troubles and non troubles, and feels troubled and untroubled feelings. And he feels a mixture of feelings unpleasant and pleasant, like beings born in the human world, sometimes godly and sometimes hellish. Bhikkhus, these are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results which conduces to the destruction of actions?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one makes an intention to put an end to dark actions with dark results. Makes an intention to put an end to bright actions with bright results. Makes an intention to put an end to dark and biright actions with dark and bright results, which conduces to the destruction of actions Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

3. Sonakàyanasuttaü Ý To Sonakàyana

024.03. The Brahmin Sikha Moggallàna approached The Blessed One exchanged friendly greetings, sat on a side and said to The Blessed One:

Good Gotama, a long time ago the young man Sonakaya approached me and said: The recluse Gotama appoints the non doing of any actions. He that appoints the non doing of any actions tells of the annihilation of the world. Action is the truth in the world and the world rests on action. Brahmin, I have not even seen the young man Sonakaya, how could such a conversation have taken place?

Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduce to the destrution of actions.

Bhikkhus, what are dark actions with dark results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled bodily activity, internal troubled verbal activity and internal troubled mental activity and is born in a world of troubles, and feels troubled feelings which are only unpleasant like what beings in hell feel.

Bhikkhus, these are dark actions with dark results.

Bhikkhus, what are bright actions with bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal untroubled bodily activity, internal untroubled verbal activity and internal untroubled mental activity and is born in a world without troubles, and feels untroubled feelings which is only pleasant like what beings in the heaven of happiness feel. Bhikkhus, these are bright actions with bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled and untroubled bodily activity, internal troubled and untroubled verbal activity and internal troubled and untroubled mental activity and is born to a world of troubles and non troubles, and feels troubled and untroubled feelings. And he feels a mixture of feelings unpleasant and pleasant, like what the beings born in the human world feel, sometimes godly and sometimes hellish. Bhikkhus, these are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results which conduces to the destruction of actions?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one makes an intention to put an end to dark actions with dark results. Makes an intention to put an end to bright actions with bright results. Makes an intention to put an end to dark and bright actions with dark and bright results, which conduces to the destruction of actions Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

4. Pañhamasikkhàpadasuttaü Ý The first on precepts

024.04. Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduce to the destruction of actions.

Bhikkhus, what are dark actions with dark results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one destroys the life of living things, takes the not given, misbehaves in sexual conduct, tells lies and takes intoxicating and brewd drinks.

Bhikkhus, these are dark actions with dark results.

Bhikkhus, what are bright actions with bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from destroying the life of living things, taking the not given, misbehaving in sexual conduct, telling lies and taking intoxicating and brewd drinks.

Bhikkhus, these are bright actions with bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled and untroubled bodily activity, internal troubled and untroubled verbal activity and internal troubled and untroubled mental activity and is born to a world of troubles and non troubles. There he feels troubled and untroubled feelings, a mixture of unpleasant and pleasant feelings, like beings born in the human world, sometimes godly and sometimes hellish. Bhikkhus, these are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results which conduces to the destruction of actions?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one makes an intention to put an end to dark actions with dark results. Makes an intention to put an end to bright actions with bright results. Makes an intention to put an end to dark and biright actions with dark and bright results, which conduces to the destruction of actions Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

5. Dutiyasikkhàpadasuttaü Ý The second on precepts

024.05. Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduce to the destruction of actions.

Bhikkhus, what are dark actions with dark results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one destroys the life of his mother, destroys the life of his father, destroys the life of a noble one, with an angry mind causes the blood of the Thus Gone to spill and causes a split in the Community.

Bhikkhus, these are dark actions with dark results.

Bhikkhus, what are bright actions with bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one abstains from destroying the life of living things, taking the not given, misbehaving in sexual conduct, telling lies, slandering, rough speech, frivolous speech, coveting, bearing an angry mind and maintains right view.

Bhikkhus, these are bright actions with bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled and untroubled bodily activity, internal troubled and untroubled verbal activity and internal troubled and untroubled mental activity and is born to a world of troubles and non troubles, and feels troubled and untroubled feelings. There he feels a mixture of unpleasant and pleasant feelings, like what beings born in the human world feel, sometimes godly and sometimes hellish. Bhikkhus, these are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results which conduces to the destruction of actions?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one makes an intention to put an end to dark actions with dark results. Makes an intention to put an end to bright actions with bright results. Makes an intention to put an end to dark and biright actions with dark and bright results, which conduces to the destruction of actions Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

6. Ariyamaggasuttaü Ý The noble path

024.06. Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduce to the destrution of actions.

Bhikkhus, what are dark actions with dark results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled bodily activity, internal troubled verbal activity and internal troubled mental activity and is born in a world of troubles, and feels troubled feelings which are only unpleasant like what beings in the hell feel. Bhikkhus, these are dark actions with dark results.

Bhikkhus, what are bright actions with bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal untroubled bodily activity, internal untroubled verbal activity and internal untroubled mental activity and is born in a world without troubles, and feels untroubled feelings which is only pleasant like what beings in the heaven of happiness feel. Bhikkhus, these are bright actions with bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled and untroubled bodily activity, internal troubled and untroubled verbal activity and internal troubled and untroubled mental activity and is born to a world of troubles and non troubles. There he feels troubled and untroubled feelings a mixture of unpleasant and pleasant feelings, like what beings born in the human world feel, sometimes godly and sometimes hellish. Bhikkhus, these are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results which conduces to the destruction of actions?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one is with right view, right thoughts, right speech, right actions, right livelihood, right endeavour, right mindfulness and right concentration. Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

7. Bojjhaõgasuttaü Ý Enlightenment factors

024.07. Bhikkhus, there are four actions by me known, realized and declared. What four?

Bhikkhus, there are dark actions with dark results, bright actions with bright results, there are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results and there are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results, which conduces to the destruction of actions.

Bhikkhus, what are dark actions with dark results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled bodily activity, internal troubled verbal activity and internal troubled mental activity and is born in a world of troubles, and feels troubled feelings which are only unpleasant like what beings in hell feel. Bhikkhus, these are dark actions with dark results.

Bhikkhus, what are bright actions with bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal untroubled bodily activity, internal untroubled verbal activity and internal untroubled mental activity and is born in a world without troubles, and feels untroubled feelings which are only pleasant like what beings in the heaven of happiness feel. Bhikkhus, these are bright actions with bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one puts forth internal troubled and untroubled bodily activity, internal troubled and untroubled verbal activity and internal troubled and untroubled mental activity and is born to a world of troubles and non troubles. There he feels troubled and untroubled feelings, a mixture of unpleasant and pleasant feelings, like what beings born in the human world feel, sometimes godly and sometimes hellish. Bhikkhus, these are dark and bright actions with dark and bright results.

Bhikkhus, what are neither dark nor bright actions with neither dark nor bright results which conduces to the destruction of actions?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain one develops the enlightnment factors mindfulness, investigation of the Teaching, effort, joy, delight, concentration and equanimity.

Bhikkhus, these are the four actions by me known, realized and declared.

8. Sàvajjasuttàü Ý Faulty

024.08. Bhikkhus endowed with four things as though led and lain is in hell. What four? Faulty bodily activity, faulty verbal activity, faulty mental activity and wrong view.

Bhikkhus endowed with these four things as though led and lain is in hell.

Bhikkhus endowed with four things as though led and lain is in heaven. What four? Faultless bodily activity, faultless verbal activity, faultless mental activity and right view.

Bhikkhus endowed with these four things as though led and lain is in heaven.

9. Samanasuttaü Ý Recluses

024.09. Bhikkhus, the recluse is here only, so too the scond recluse, the third recluse and the fourth recluse. Other faiths are devoid of recluses who have realized. Therefore bhikkhus, rightfully roar the lion's roar.

Bhikkhus, who is a recluse?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu destroying three bonds enters the stream of the Teaching and becomes one, aiming extinction not falling from that. Bhikkhus, this is a recluse.

Bhikkhus, who is a second recluse?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu destroying the three bonds and making less of greed, hate and delusion, returns to this world, once only to make an end of unpleasantness. Bhikkhus, this is the second recluse.

Bhikkhus, who is the third recluse?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu destroying the five lower bonds binding him to the sensual world, becomes one spontaneously arisen and extinguishes there itself without proceeding further. Bhikkhus, this is the third recluse.

Bhikkhus, who is the fourth recluse?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu destroying desires and releasing the mind from desires and released through wisdom, here and now abides by himself knowing and realizing. Bhikkhus, this is the fourth recluse.

Bhikkhus, the recluse is here only, so too the scond recluse, the third recluse and the fourth recluse. Other faiths are devoid of recluses who have realized. Therefore bhikkhus, rightfully the lion's roar is roared.

10. Sappurisànisamsasuttaü Ý Benefits accuring from a Great Man

024.10. Bhikkhus, relying on a Great man four benefits could be expected. What four? One grows in the noble one's virtues, in the noble one's concentration, in the noble one's wisdom and in th noble one's release. Bhikkhus, relying on a Great man these four benefits could be expected.