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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra on the Differences in the Karmic Recompenses of Action

Section 15

“Furthermore, there are ten actions that can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of right knowledge. 1. They are more than willing to make inquiries of wise śramaṇas and brahmaṇas. 2. They expound on wholesome dharmas. 3. They hear and keep the right dharma. 4. They see and discuss morally-determinate behavior and praise it as wholesome. 5. They take pleasure in teaching the right dharma. 6. They draw near to people with right knowledge. 7. They safeguard the right dharma. 8. They praise the cultivation of extensive learning. 9. They stay far removed from perverted views and evil persons. 10. Seeing an ignorant, evil person, they do not belittle him. These ten actions can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of right knowledge.