The Four Factors

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In this short sutra, The Four Factors (Skt. Caturdharmaka; Tib. ཆོས་བཞི་པ།, Wyl. chos bzhi pa) 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.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 250


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.