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32 Pāpakasīla Sutta
Evil Behaviour

When a being is endowed with evil behavior and evil view, they are born in hell after death.

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

Monks, endowed with two things, a person is reborn in hell as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly. What are the two things? Evil behaviour and evil view. Endowed with these two things, monks, a person is reborn in hell as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly.

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

If a person is endowed with these two things—evil behaviour and evil view—at the breakup of the body, he is reborn in hell.

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

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Itivuttaka 32 Pāpakasīla Sutta: Evil Behaviour

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