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This study is an annoted Japanese translation of the Karmaprajñapti which is an early abhidharma text belonging to Sarvāstivāda. This time I take up only the first section of Chapter 1. This part consists of a scriptural citation from the Sañcetanīyasūtra. In this sūtra, Buddha preaches about daśākuśalakarma, or ten evil actions and suffering effects they mature. On the basis of this cited teaching, the Karmaprajñapti constructs its own compositon. This cited sūtra seems to have been attached great importance traditionally, for the reason that there exists some different versions in Chinese, Tibetan and Pāli sorces, also in Sanskrit fragments. Then I listed up the compared texts of the variant Sañcetanīyasūtra as an appendix.