The First Great Gift

10403467_878649128846190_7460109220848289173_nI undertake the precept to refrain from destroying sentient beings.

The disciples of the Noble Ones, abandoning the thought of taking of life, abstain from taking life. In doing so, they give freedom from danger, freedom from animosity, freedom from oppression to limitless numbers of beings. In giving freedom from danger, freedom from animosity, freedom from oppression to limitless numbers of beings, they gain a share in limitless freedom from danger, freedom from animosity, and freedom from oppression.

This is the first gift, the first great gift —original, long-standing, traditional, ancient, untainted, unadulterated from the beginning— that is not open to suspicion, will never be open to suspicion, and is praised by knowledgeable contemplatives and sages.

―Buddha Shakyamuni, Anguttara Agama (AN in the Pali Canon)

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to The First Great Gift

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年12月9日 (週二) 11:06 PM 寫道﹕

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