4 ways of taking on practices

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Four ways of taking on practices:

1. There is the taking on of a practice that is pleasant in the present but yields pain in the future

2. There is the taking on of a practice that is painful in the present and yields pain in the future

3. There is the taking on of a practice that is painful in the present but yields pleasure in the future

4. There is the taking on of a practice that is pleasant in the present and yields pleasure in the future

(from Majjhima Nikaya 45)

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