Universal Instruction

1467272_549254828492930_841537995_nThe Buddha Shakyamuni gives this instruction in the Griha Vinaya (Rules for Householders, Dharmika Sutra, Kshudraka Agama):

Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed,

any life at all, or sanction the acts of those who do so.

Let him refrain even from hurting any sentient being,

both those that are strong and those that tremble in the world.

If we fail to understand the universality of this injunction, the Buddha clarifies (Kshudraka Agama):

Whether they be creatures of the land or air,

whoever harms here any sentient being,

who has no compassion for all that live,

let such a one be known as depraved.

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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5 Responses to Universal Instruction

  1. dharma pen says:

    “depraved”…wow. Strong words!

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年02月11日 (週三) 10:53 PM 寫道﹕

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