the analysis of acts


Majjhima Nikāya 136 of 152

Translated by: Rupert Gethin
Read by: Roland Kitchen


The sutta deals with action and results. The Buddha explains that in practice things are not as simple as good actions result in a good rebirth and bad actions in an unfortunate rebirth. In short acts do not always bear fruit in strict order and a person’s state of mind at the time of death is also significant in determining rebirth.