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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