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20 Paduṭṭhapuggala Sutta
A Corrupt Person

Having a corrupt mind can lead one to the plane of misery after death.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard:

“In this world, monks, I would read with my mind a certain person’s corrupt mind and conclude thus: If this person were to die at this time, he would definitely be born in hell, as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly. What is the reason for that? It is because his mind is corrupt. It is because of the mind’s corruption that some beings in this world, at the breakup of the body after death, are reborn in the plane of misery, the worst destination, the lowest realm, hell.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Understanding the corrupt mind of some people who lived in this world, the Supreme Buddha explained its meaning in the presence of monks. If that person were to die at this very moment, he would be reborn in hell because of his corrupt mind. as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly, beings are reborn in the plane of misery because of the mind’s corruption.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 20 Paduṭṭhapuggala Sutta: A Corrupt Person

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