Back to Basics

sunset_monkSentient beings may perform ten wholesome deeds or ten unwholesome deeds. What are the ten? Three are done with the body, four are done with the mouth, and three are done with the mind.

The three done with the body are killing, stealing, and abusing the bodies of others. The four done with the mouth are duplicity, harsh speech, lies, and frivolity. The three done with the mind are covetousness, ill will, and wrong views. These ten are not in accord with the Way of Sages and are called the ten unwholesome deeds.

To put a stop to this unwholesomeness is to perform the ten wholesome deeds.

—Buddha Shakyamuni

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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