AN 1.7 Viriyarambhavaggo

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Viriyàrambhavaggo

61. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen merit and the fades arisen demerit as aroused effort. To the man with aroused effort non arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the first.

62. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen demerit and fades arisen merit as many desires. To the man with many desires non-arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the second.

63. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen merit and fades arisen demerit as few desires. To the man with few desires non arisen merit arises and arisen demerit fades. This is the third.

64. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen demerit and fades arisen merit as many desires. To the man with many desires non-arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the fourth.

65. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen merit and fades arisen demerit as satisfaction. To the satisfied man non arisen merit arises and arisen demerit fades. This is the fifth

66. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen demerit and fades arisen merit as unwise thinking. To the man thinking unwisely non-arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the sixth.

67. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen merit and fades arisen demerit as wise thinking. To the man thinking wisely non arisen merit arises and arisen demerit fades. This is the seventh.

68.Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen demerit and fades arisen merit as lacking attention. To the man not attending non-arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the eighth.

69. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen merit and fades arisen demerit as attentiveness. To the attentive man non arisen merit arises and arisen demerit fades. This is the nineth

70. Bhikkhus, I do not know anything else that arouses non arisen demerit and fades arisen merit as evil friendship. To the man asssociating evil friends non-arisen demerit arises and arisen merit fades. This is the tenth.