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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra on the Differences in the Karmic Recompenses of Action

Section 8

“Furthermore, there are ten actions that can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of having little dignity [alt. charisma 威] and authority. 1. They are jealous and envious toward all sentient beings. 2. Seeing others’ gains, they are irritated. 3. Seeing others’ losses, their minds rejoice. 4. Seeing others receive great fame and reputation, they are jealous and spiteful. 5. Seeing others lose fame and reputation, they are ecstatic. 6. Regressing from the bodhi-mind, they destroy Buddha images. 7. They have no interest in respectfully serving their own parents and the sages and saints. 8. They encourage people to engage in actions that will lead to little dignity and merit. 9. They hinder others from cultivating actions that will lead to great dignity and merit. 10. Seeing someone with little dignity and merit, they belittle him. These ten actions can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of having little dignity and authority.