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Itivuttaka 39 Desanā Sutta
Teaching

See evil as evil; and having seen evil as evil, become disenchanted with it!

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard,

“Monks, there are two types of Dhamma-teachings of the Tathāgata, the Arahant, and the Fully Enlightened Buddha. What are the two? ‘See evil as evil’—this is the first type of Dhamma-teaching; and ‘Having seen evil as evil become disenchanted with it, dispassionate with it, and be released from it’—this is the second type of Dhamma -teaching. Monks, these are the two types of Dhamma-teachings of the Tathāgata, the Arahant, and the Fully Enlightened Buddha.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

The two types of Dhamma-teachings declared by the Tathāgata, the Buddha who is compassionate towards all beings: See evil as evil; and having seen evil as evil, become disenchanted with it! With a dispassionate mind put an end to all suffering.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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