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A.10_046 Sakka Sutta Sakyan lay followers had not been regular in keeping the eight precepts on the quarter moon days. The Buddha told them that they were careless and by explanation said that a man who earns money all his life without spending it is praised -- but he does not get ultimate happiness for all his earnings, because pleasures of the senses are impermanent , hollow, false and damaging. However those who practice the teaching of the Buddha properly for 10 years, 9 years, 8 years, 7 years, 6 years, 5 years, 4 years, 3 years, 2 years, 1 year w ill go on to live for 100 years . . . 100,000 years in ultimate happiness of enlightenment in its various stages Even those who practise in earnest for 10 months . . . a single month, half a month, 10 days and nights . . . single day and night, he will go on to live 100 years . . . 100,000 years in ultimate happiness. Thus in matters of keeping the eight precepts regularly, as this life is full of fear and grief, one should not be reckless. 38/150 Dasaka Nipaata, Pa.thama Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.i.


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