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A.10_198 Sutta Reason for rebirth in the unfortunate realms. A brahmin asks the Buddha the reason why some beings are born in the hell realms and others in heaven. The reason that some beings are born in hell is because they are characterized by the following crooked and untrue practices: 1. killing (paa.naatipaataa); 2. stealing (adinnaadaanaa); 3. adultery (kaamesumicchaacaaraa); 4. telling lies (musaavaadaa); 5. malicious gossip (pisu.naayavaacaaya); 6. harsh speech (pharusaayavaacaaya); 7. idle chatter (samphappalaapaa); 8. covetousness (abhijjhaa); 9. illwill (byaapada), and; 10. false view (micchaadi.t.thi)
However, the reason for beings being reborn in heaven realms is that they are characterized by the following true and un-crooked ways: 1. abstention from killing (paa.naatipaataa verama.nii); 2. abstention from stealing (adinnaadaanaa verama.nii); 3. abstention from adultery (kaamesumicchaacaaraa verama.nii); 4. abstention from telling lies (musaavaadaa verama.nii); 5. abstention from malicious gossip (pisu.naayavaacaaya verama.nii); 6. abstention from harsh speech (pharusaayavaacaaya verama.nii); 7. abstention from idle chatter (samphappalaapaa verama.nii); 8. non-covetousness (anabhijjhaa); 9. non-illwill (abyaapada), and; 10. right view (sammaadi.t.thi).
38/485 Dasaka Nipaata, Pa~ncama Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.i.

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