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Sūtra on the Differences in the Karmic Recompenses of Action

Section 30

“Furthermore, there are actions that can cause sentient beings who end up being reborn into evil bournes to have physiques that are striking, eyes that are pleasing, skin that is radiant and smooth, and be beings whom people gaze upon with admiration. [beings who are admired by others] Suppose there is a sentient being who, because of the affliction of desire, engages in the act of breaking the precepts. Due to this cause and condition, he ends up being reborn into an evil bourne, but his physique is striking, his eyes are dignified, his skin is radiant and smooth, and he is a being whom people gaze upon with admiration.[beings gaze upon him with admiration].
“Furthermore, there are actions that can cause sentient beings who end up being reborn into evil bournes to have physiques that are repulsive, skin that is coarse and rough, and be beings whom people are disgusted to look at. Suppose there is a sentient being who, because of the affliction of hatred, engages in the act of breaking the precepts. Due to this cause and condition, he is born into an evil bourne, and his physique is repulsive, his skin is coarse and rough, and people are disgusted to look at him.
“Furthermore, there are actions that can cause sentient beings who end up being reborn into evil bournes to have bodies and mouths that are fetid and foul and have sense faculties that are all impaired. Suppose there is a sentient being who, because of the affliction of delusion, engages in the act of breaking the precepts. Due to this cause and condition, he is born into an evil bourne, and his body and mouth is fetid and foul and all his sense faculties are impaired.