Right understanding of the origin of suffering,
right understanding of the cessation of suffering,
right understanding of the path leading to the cessation of suffering.
Intentions of renunciation,
intentions of goodwill,
intentions to do no harm.
To refrain from lying, to refrain from slander,
to refrain from harsh speech,
to refrain from chattering.
To refrain from killing living beings,
to refrain from taking what is not given,
to refrain from an immoral love life.
To earn one’s living by legal means and without violence.
The effort of the will,
not to allow to come into being unwholesome things which have
not come into being,
to make unwholesome things that have come into being disappear,
to make wholesome things that have come into being unfold.
Developing awareness of the body so that greed and hatred are
To enter deep levels of mental calm through developing one-pointedness
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moderation in all aspects of living without overzealousness, especially
in matters concerning religion.
Do not be
led by reports, nor by tradition, nor hearsay.
not be led by the authority of religious texts, nor by mere logic
or inference, nor by considering appearances, nor by the delight
in speculative opinions, nor by seeming possibilities, nor by
the idea this is your teacher.
when you know for yourselves that certain things are unwholesome
and wrong and bad, then give them up.
when you know for yourselves that certain things are wholesome
and good, then accept and follow them.
of what is evil;
the undertaking of good;
the cleansing of ones mind;
this is a teaching of the awakened ones.
One who keeps
his life free of greed, [hatred] and ignorance finds true and
a thousand sentences of meaningless words is one sensible word,
on hearing which one becomes peaceful.