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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra on the Differences in the Karmic Recompenses of Action

Section 14

“Furthermore, there are ten actions that can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of perverted knowledge. 1. They are unwilling to make inquiries of wise śramaṇas and brahmaṇas. 2. They expound the wrong dharma (adharma). 3. They are unable to receive, keep, or cultivate the right dharma. 4. They praise morally-indeterminate behavior (aniyata) as being morally-determinate behavior. 5. They are parsimonious with the dharma and do not teach it. 6. They draw near to [those with] perverted knowledge. 7. They stay aloof from those with right knowledge. 8. They praise perverted views. 9. They cast aside right views. 10. Seeing an ignorant, evil person, they belittle and revile him. These ten actions can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of perverted knowledge.