– 四十二章经: 第四章
The Buddha said, ‘Sentient beings with ten matters are good, also with ten matters are evil.
What are the ten?
Of the body, are three, of speech, are four, and of the mind, are three,
Of the body, the three are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct.
Of speech, the four are double-tongued [divisive] speech, harsh speech, false speech and frivolous speech.
Of the mind, the three are jealousy [greed], anger [hatred] and delusion [ignorance].
Such ten matters, not in accordance with the noble path, are named the “Ten Evil Deeds”.
These evils if stopped, are named the “Ten Good Deeds”.’
– Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 4th Section