DN23.2. Nihilism

Pāyāsi Sutta ("With Pāyāsi")

Seated to one side, the chieftain Pāyāsi said to Venerable Kassapa the Prince, “Master Kassapa, this is my doctrine and view: ‘There’s no afterlife. No beings are reborn spontaneously. There’s no fruit or result of good and bad deeds.’”

“Well, chieftain, I’ve never seen or heard of anyone holding such a doctrine or view. For how on earth can anyone say such a thing?

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