|Sutta Name||Nikaya||Vagga||Academic||PTS||PSA Plae||Keywords||Notes|
|Cuu.ladhammasamaadaana||Majjhima||Muulapa.n.naasa, Cuu.layamaka Vagga||MN.045||M.i.305ff.||19/356||regret, delayed gratification||Is something right because it is convenient? There are four possibilities for efficacy of a religious practice (dhammasamaadaana): 1. practices that bring suffering both in the long and the short term; 2. practices that bring suffering in the short term but happiness in the long term; 3. practices that bring happiness in the short term but suffering in the long term, and; 4. practices that bring happiness both in the long and short term at M.i.305.
The sutta also describes the monks and recluses who follow these different ways.
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