AN 5.130 Sampada Sutta

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Sampada Sutta: Being Consummate

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

"Monks, there are these five kinds of loss. Which five? Loss of relatives, loss of wealth, loss through disease, loss in terms of virtue, loss in terms of views. It's not by reason of loss of relatives, loss of wealth, or loss through disease that beings with the break-up of the body, after death reappear in the plane of deprivation, the bad destination, the lower realms, in hell. It's by reason of loss in terms of virtue and loss in terms of views that beings with the break-up of the body, after death reappear in the plane of deprivation, the bad destination, the lower realms, in hell. These are the five kinds of loss.

"There are these five ways of being consummate. Which five? Being consummate in terms of relatives, being consummate in terms of wealth, being consummate in terms of freedom from disease, being consummate in terms of virtue, being consummate in terms of views. It's not by reason of being consummate in terms of relatives, being consummate in terms of wealth, or being consummate in terms of freedom from disease that beings with the break-up of the body, after death reappear in the good destinations, in the heavenly world. It's by reason of being consummate in virtue and being consummate in terms of views that beings with the break-up of the body, after death reappear in the good destinations, in the heavenly world. These are the five ways of being consummate."