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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya
1.98–1.139
Internal Factors

How can the Dhamma last a long time?

AN 1.98

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as negligence in the practice of the Dhamma. Negligence in the practice of the Dhamma is very harmful.”

AN 1.99

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as diligence in the practice of the Dhamma. Diligence in the practice of the Dhamma is very beneficial.”

AN 1.100

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as laziness. Laziness is very harmful.”

AN 1.101

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as arousing energy. Arousing energy is very beneficial.”

AN 1.102–109

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as having many desires. Having many desires is very harmful.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as having few desires. Having few desires is very beneficial.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as lack of contentment. Lack of contentment is very harmful.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as contentment. Contentment is very beneficial.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as unwise attention. Unwise attention is very harmful.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as wise attention. Wise attention is very beneficial.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as lack of mindfulness and wisdom. Lack of mindfulness and wisdom is very harmful.”

“Monks, when thinking about internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as mindfulness and wisdom. Mindfulness and wisdom is very beneficial.”

AN 1.110

“Monks, taking into account external factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as bad friends. Bad friends are very harmful.”

AN 1.111

“Monks, taking into account external factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as noble friends. Noble friends are very beneficial.”

AN 1.112

“Monks, taking into account internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as harmful as pursuing evil habits and not good habits. Pursuing evil habits and not good habits is very harmful.”

AN 1.113

“Monks, taking into account internal factors, I do not see a single thing that is as beneficial as pursuing good habits and not evil habits. Pursuing good habits and not evil habits is very beneficial.”

AN 1.114

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like negligence in the practice of the Dhamma. Negligence in the practice of the Dhamma leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

AN 1.115

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and enduring of the true teaching like diligence in the practice of the Dhamma. Diligence in the practice of the Dhamma leads to the continuation, persistence, and enduring of the true teaching.”

AN 1.116

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like laziness. Laziness leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

AN 1.117

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching like arousing energy. Arousing energy leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

AN 1.118–128

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like having many desires. Having many desires leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching like having few desires. Having few desires leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like lack of contentment. Lack of contentment leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching like contentment. Contentment leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like unwise attention. Unwise attention leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching like wise attention. Wise attention leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like lack of mindfulness and wisdom. Lack of mindfulness and wisdom leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching like mindfulness and wisdom. Mindfulness and wisdom leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like evil friends. Evil friends leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching like good friends. Good friends leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching like pursuing evil habits and not good habits. Pursuing evil habits and not good habits leads to the decline and disappearance of the true teaching.”

AN 1.129

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching, like pursuing good habits and not evil habits. Pursuing good habits and not evil habits leads to the continuation, persistence, and endurance of the true teaching.”

AN 1.130

“Monks, those monks who explain what is not the Buddha’s teaching as the Buddha’s teaching are acting for the misery and unhappiness of the people, for the harm, misery, and suffering of gods and humans. They make a lot of bad karma and make the true teaching disappear.”

AN 1.131

“Monks, those monks who explain the Buddha’s teaching as not the Buddha’s teaching are acting for the misery and unhappiness of the people, for the harm, misery, and suffering of gods and humans. They make a lot of bad karma and make the true teaching disappear.”

AN 1.132–139

“Those monks who explain what is not taught by the Buddha on monastic training as taught by the Buddha … what is taught by the Buddha on monastic training as not taught by the Buddha … what was not spoken and stated by the Buddha as spoken and stated by the Buddha … what was spoken and stated by the Buddha as not spoken and stated by the Buddha … what was not practiced by the Buddha as practiced by the Buddha … what was practiced by the Buddha as not practiced by the Buddha … what was not prescribed by the Buddha as prescribed by the Buddha … what was prescribed by the Buddha as not prescribed by the Buddha are acting for the misery and unhappiness of the people, for the harm, misery, and suffering of gods and humans. They make a lot of bad karma and make the true teaching disappear.”

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