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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra on the Differences in the Karmic Recompenses of Action

Section 6

“Furthermore, there are ten actions that can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of ugliness. 1. They enjoy being enraged. 2. They harbor resentments. 3. They deceive others. 4. They irritate others. 5. They are not loving or respectful toward their parents. 6. They do not venerate or respect the sages and saints. 7. They seize the property and wealth of the sages and saints. 8. They extinguish the lamps at the Buddha’s stūpas and shrines. 9. Seeing someone who is ugly, they berate and belittle him. 10. They engage in all types of unwholesome actions. These ten actions can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of ugliness.