AN 1.348 - 177. The Round of Rebirths.

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AN 1.348 - 177. The Round of Rebirths.

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:57 pm

AN 1.348 - 177. The Round of Rebirths.
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi (not available on line).


Sutta Central: https://suttacentral.net/an1.333-377 with links to some of this material, but note [190] points out that the numbering in the links is different.

[190]
(348)–(350) “Just as, bhikkhus, in this Jambudīpa delightful parks,
groves, landscapes, and lotus ponds are few, while more numer-
ous are the hills and slopes, rivers that are hard to cross, places
with stumps and thorns, and rugged mountains, so too those
beings are few who, when they pass away as human beings, are
reborn among human beings. More numerous are those who,
when they pass away as human beings, are reborn in hell . . . in
the animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted spirits.” [191]

(351)–(353) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away as human beings, are reborn among the devas. More
numerous are those who, when they pass away as human
beings, are reborn in hell . . . in the animal realm . . . in the sphere
of afflicted spirits.”
(354)–(356) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away as devas, are reborn among the devas. More numer-
ous are those who, when they pass away as devas, are reborn in
hell . . . in the animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted spirits.”

(357)–(359) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away as devas, are reborn among human beings. More
numerous are those who, when they pass away as devas, are
reborn in hell . . . in the animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted
spirits.”

(360)–(362) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away from hell, are reborn among human beings. More
numerous are those who, when they pass away from hell, are
reborn in hell . . . in the animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted
spirits.”

(363)–(365) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away from hell, are reborn among the devas. More numer-
ous are those who, when they pass away from hell, are reborn in
hell . . . in the animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted spirits.”

(366)–(368) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away from the animal realm, are reborn among human
beings. More numerous are those who, when they pass away
from the animal realm, are reborn in hell . . . in the animal
realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted spirits.”

(369)–(371) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away from the animal realm, are reborn among the devas.
More numerous are those [38] who, when they pass away from
the animal realm, are reborn in hell . . . in the animal realm . . . in
the sphere of afflicted spirits.”

(372)–(374) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away from the sphere of afflicted spirits, are reborn among
human beings. More numerous are those who, when they pass
away from the sphere of afflicted spirits, are reborn in hell . . . in
the animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted spirits.”

(375)–(377) “. . . so too those beings are few who, when they
pass away from the sphere of afflicted spirits, are reborn among
the devas. More numerous are those who, when they pass away
from the sphere of afflicted spirits, are reborn in hell . . . in the
animal realm . . . in the sphere of afflicted spirits.”

Notes

[190] Ce and Be, which I follow, count thirty suttas in this group. Ee
merges them into one.

[191] These suttas correspond closely to SN 56:102–31, V 474–77.
Also no good current on-line sources: https://suttacentral.net/sn56.102

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