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Sīla Sutta

1. Sīla Sutta.– The benefits that come through monks being possessed of virtue, concentration, insight, release — release by knowledge and insight. S.v.67 f.

2. Sīla Sutta.– Ānanda tells Bhadda, in the Kukkuṭārāma in Pāṭaliputta, that the virtuous habits, spoken of by the Buddha, are those which come by cultivation of the four foundations of mindfulness. S.v.171.

3. Sīla Sutta.– The Buddha exhorts the monks to live perfect in virtue; then will they be ardent, scrupulous, and resolute. A.ii.14.

4. Sīla Sutta.– A monk who has achieved virtue, concentration, insight, emancipation and the vision of emancipation such a one is worthy of offerings and homage. A.iii.134.

6. Paṭhama Sīla Sutta.– Four individuals are found in the world. What four? One is not accomplished in morality, concentration, nor in wisdom. One is accomplished in morality, but not in concentration, nor in wisdom. One  is accomplished in morality and concentration, but not in wisdom. One is accomplished in morality, concentration, and wisdom. A.ii.136.

7. Dutiya Sīla Sutta.– Four individuals are found in the world. What four? One who does not value and give priority to morality, concentration, or wisdom. One who values and gives priority to morality, but not to concentration, nor to wisdom. One who values and gives priority to morality, and concentration, but not to wisdom. One who values and gives priority to morality, concentration, and wisdom. A.ii.136.

8. Sīla Sutta.– There are five dangers for one who is unvirtuous. What five? Loss of wealth through negligence; a bad reputation spreads about him; he has no confidence on entering any assembly; he dies confused; after death on the break up of the body he is reborn a realm of misery.

There are five benefits for one who is virtuous. What five? His wealth increases through diligence; a good reputation spreads about him; he is confident on entering any assembly; he dies unconfused; after death, on the break up of the body, he goes to a fortunate destination, to heaven. A.iii.252.


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