Sutta Reference on Three Views

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Sutta Reference on Three Views

Post by Bakmoon » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:41 pm

I remember going through some discussion pages here on Dhammawheel and someone mentioning a Sutta in which the Buddha said that there were three kinds of views that lead one to become lazy. One was belief in a God, one was denying Karmic causation, and I can't remember the other one. Does it ring any bells?
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Sutta Reference on Three Views

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:01 am

Greetings bakmoon,

Not sure whether it's what you had in mind, but I think the following wrong view, as quoted in the Samaññaphala Sutta would incline one towards laziness.
DN 2: Samaññaphala Sutta wrote:"'Though one might think, "Through this morality, this practice, this austerity, or this holy life I will ripen unripened kamma and eliminate ripened kamma whenever touched by it" — that is impossible. Pleasure and pain are measured out, the wandering-on is fixed in its limits. There is no shortening or lengthening, no accelerating or decelerating. Just as a ball of string, when thrown, comes to its end simply by unwinding, in the same way, having transmigrated and wandered on, the wise and the foolish alike will put an end to pain.'
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Re: Sutta Reference on Three Views

Post by piotr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:33 am

Hi,

The third was that everything is determined by past actions:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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Re: Sutta Reference on Three Views

Post by Bakmoon » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:10 pm

piotr wrote:Hi,

The third was that everything is determined by past actions:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Thank you very much. That is the reference I was looking for.
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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