Sariputta, there are
these five destinations. What are the five?
animal realm, the realm of
human beings, and
I fully understand
human, and the
and the various paths and ways leading to these realms of existence...
I also understand, know and directly see how any one who has entered
a path to hell, on the breakup of the body, right at death, will
in a state of deprivation, in a painful destination, in purgatory, in
Similarly do I understand, know and see directly how any one, who has
entered such path on the breakup of the body, right after death, will
human or a
Nibbāna, the path and very way leading to
And I also understand & see directly how one who has entered this path
realising it himself by direct experience, will right there and then
and dwell in that release of mind & that release by understanding,
fermentation-free after the elimination of the
The Middle Length Sayings of the Buddha.
Majjhima Nikāya. MN 12.
i 73-4:The great lions roar:
Comments: Ancient Manual on these 5 destinations:
Translated by Ann Appleby Hazlewood.
In Journal of the Pāli Text Society.
Vol. XI 1987:
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