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AN.IV.233 So.nakaayana Sutta Sikha Moggallaana overhears the youth So.nakaayaana claiming that the Buddha claims the ineffectiveness of all deeds [akiriyavaada]. In reply, the Buddha teaches that there are four types of karma and karmic retribution:
1. black/dark actions with black/dark retribution: those who harm others arise in a world where there is harmfulness and are harmed at the hands of others as in hell;
2. white/bright actions with white/bright retribution: those who don't harm others arise in a world where there is no harming and enjoy happiness such as an angel in Subhaki.nha heaven;
3. mixed black/dark and white/bright actions with mixed black/dark and white/bright retributions: those who sometimes harm others and sometimes refrain from harming others arise in a world where there is sometimes harming and sometimes not and receive a mixture of happiness and suffering, and;
4. neither black/dark nor white/bright actions with neither black/dark nor white/bright retribution: who perform actions leading to an end of karma as is mentioned in the first three categories.
The last of these [nibbedo] is conducive to a waning of karma.
35/587 Catukanipaata Unallocated Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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