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Suffering —Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 5

1. Powers of a Trainee

3. Suffering

1.1“Mendicants, when a mendicant has five qualities they live unhappily in the present life—with distress, anguish, and fever—and when the body breaks up, after death, they can expect a bad rebirth. 1.2What five? 1.3It’s when a mendicant is faithless, shameless, imprudent, lazy, and witless. 1.4When a mendicant has these five qualities they live unhappily in the present life—with distress, anguish, and fever—and when the body breaks up, after death, they can expect a bad rebirth.

2.1When a mendicant has five qualities they live happily in the present life—without distress, anguish, or fever—and when the body breaks up, after death, they can expect a good rebirth. 2.2What five? 2.3It’s when a mendicant is faithful, conscientious, prudent, energetic, and wise. 2.4When a mendicant has these five qualities they live happily in the present life—without distress, anguish, or fever—and when the body breaks up, after death, they can expect a good rebirth.”