Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Threes

64. Misconduct

This was said by the Lord …

“Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of misconduct. What are the three? Misconduct by body, misconduct by speech, and misconduct by mind. These are the three.”

Having performed misconduct
By body, misconduct by speech,
Misconduct by mind, and whatever else
Is reckoned a fault—

Not having done a good deed
And done much that is bad—
When his body perishes
That foolish one is reborn in hell.