Advayavada Buddhism


The depraved

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Hahaha, the depraved…

Universal Instruction | Great Middle Way.

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byTashi Nyima

Feb 12, 2015

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.

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