As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not steal or encourage others to steal, steal by expedient means, or steal by means of incantation or deviant mantras. I must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of stealing. No valuables or possessions, even those belonging to ghosts and spirits or thieves and robbers, be they as small as a needle or blade of grass, may be stolen.
As the Buddha’s disciple, I should have a mind of mercy, compassion, and filial piety, always helping others earn merits and achieve happiness. If instead, I steal the possessions of others, I commit a major offense.
—Brahma Net Sutra, Bodhisattva Vows