ItivuttakaItv 64 Duccarita Sutta

The Buddha explains the three kinds of misconduct.

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

“Monks, there are three kinds of misconduct. What are the three? Bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, and mental misconduct. Monks, these are the three kinds of misconduct.”

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

Having engaged in bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct, and whatever else is flawed, and not having done what is wholesome and having done much that is unwholesome, at the break-up of the body, the foolish person 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 64 Duccarita Sutta: Misconduct

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