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Kammanidāna Suttaṃ

(A.v.261)

The Origin of Kamma

174. “Killing living-beings, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion

“Stealing, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Sexual misconduct,² monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Telling lies, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Slander, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Harsh speech, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Idle chatter,³ monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Covetousness, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Ill-will, monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

Wrong-view,⁴ monks, I declare is of three kinds — rooted in greed, rooted in ill-will, rooted in delusion.

“Thus, monks greed is the origin for the production of kamma, ill-will is the origin for the production of kamma, delusion is the origin for the production of kamma. With the destruction of greed an origin of kamma is destroyed. With the destruction of ill-will an origin of kamma is destroyed. With the destruction of delusion an origin of kamma is destroyed.”

Notes:

1.  Greed (lobha), ill-will (dosa), and delusion (moha) are the three unwholesome roots.

2.  Killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct are the three types of bodily unwholesome kamma. Stealing, or literally taking what is not given, includes all types of robber, stealing, fraud, etc.

3. Lying, slandering, abusing, and idle-chatter are the four types of verbal unwholesome kamma.

4. Covetousness, ill-will, and wrong-view are the three types of mental unwholesome kamma. The ten types of unwholesome kamma lead to rebirth in the lower realms, or in hell.