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AN.IV.86 A.nota Sutta There are four different types of life-path for the people born in our world:
1. Those born out of lowliness and who are destined for lowliness -- those born into the human realm after suffering many lifetimes of retribution in the hell realms, but who wasted their opportunity as a human, doing only evil deeds and who at the end of their life were reborn into hell;
2. Those who emerge from the lowliness into the high life -- i.e. those born into the human realm after suffering many lifetimes of retribution in the hell realms, but who use their human life as a turning point, doing only good deeds all their life and who at the end of their life will be reborn in heaven;
3. Those who descend from high life into the lowliness -- i.e. the priveliged people born from heaven with all manner of convenience, but who complacently do no further good deeds and who at the end of their life will be reborn in hell, and;
4. Those who are born out of the high life and who pass away into the high life -- i.e. those born from heaven, with all manner of convenience, but who are not complacent and who further their good deeds so that at the end of their lives they may be reborn into heaven.
35/250 Catukanipaata Dutiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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