New Publications: The Four Factors

84000 is pleased to announce its newest publication:

Toh 250

The Four Factors

In this short sūtra the Buddha explains that throughout one’s life there are four beliefs one should not hold: (1) that there is pleasure to be found among women, (2) or at the royal court; (3) that happiness can be ensured by depending on health and attractiveness, (4) or on wealth and material possessions.

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The Four Factors

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