Five crimes with immediate retribution

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Five crimes with immediate retribution (Tib. མཚམས་མེད་པ་ལྔ་, tsam mepa nga, Wyl. mtshams med pa lnga):

  1. killing one's father
  2. killing one's mother
  3. killing an arhat
  4. maliciously drawing blood from the body of a tathagata
  5. creating a schism in the sangha

See also the five actions similar to those with immediate retribution

Alternative translations

  • five boundless crimes
  • five heinous acts (Geshe Thupten Jinpa)
  • five inexpiable acts
  • five sins of immediate effect (Padmakara)