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20 qualities that can lead to purgatory

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20 qualities that can lead one into purgatory according to his actions:

1. He takes lives, such as a hunter, bloody handed, given up to killing and slaying, void of compassion for all tiny creatures

2. He takes what is not given

3. He acts wrongly in sensual desires

4. He engages in untruthful speech

5. He engages in slander

6. He engages in harsh speech

7. He engages in idle babble

8. He is covetous and envious of others

9. He engages in harmful thoughts

10. He has wrong understanding

11 through 20 = all of the above, with encouraging another to do so for each

(Anguttara Nikaya 10. 211)


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