Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

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75. Afraid

“Why are so many people here afraid
When the path has been taught with many bases?
I ask you, O Gotama, broad of wisdom:
On what should one take a stand
To have no fear of the other world?”

“Having directed speech and mind rightly,
Doing no evil deeds with the body,
Dwelling at home with ample food and drink,
Faithful, gentle, generous, amiable:
When one stands on these four things,
Standing firmly on the Dhamma,
One need not fear the other world.”