THE DOWNWARD COURSE
307 Many men whose shoulders are covered with yellow gown are ill-conditioned are unrestrained; such evil-doers by their deeds go to hell.
309 Four things does a reckless man gain who covets his neighbour's wife,- demerit, uncomfortable bed, thirdly punishment, and lastly, hell.
311 As a grass-blade, if badly grasped, cuts the arm, badly-practised asceticism leads to hell.
313 If anything is to be done, let a man do it, let him attack it vigorously! A careless pilgrim only scatters the dust of his passions more widely.
316 They who are ashamed of what they ought not to be ashamed of, and are not ashamed of what they ought to be ashamed of, such men, embracing false doctrines, enter the evil path.
317 They who fear when they ought not to fear, and fear not when they ought to fear, such men, embracing false doctrines, enter the evil path.
318 They who see sin where there is no sin, and see no sin where there is sin, such men, embracing false doctrines, enter the evil path.
319 They who see sin where there is sin, and no sin where there is no sin, such men, embracing the true doctrine, enter the good path.