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Holy Noble One

One who has left violence, who never harms any being, who neither kills, nor causes to kill, such a one, gentle, is a holy noble one.  One who is friendly among the hostile, who is harmless among the violent, who is … Continue reading

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“Three Purities” & “Pig’s Delight”

In an attempt to justify their appetite for the flesh of animals, some individuals allege that the Buddha permitted the consumption of meat under three conditions, and that the Buddha himself ate pork. These are patently specious claims.  The Pali … Continue reading

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Noble friends

Let us associate with friends who are noble, energetic, and pure in life; let us be cordial and refined in conduct. Thus, full of joy, we will make an end of suffering. —Shakyamuni Buddha, Dhammapada 376

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