Sunday, August 3, 2008

Avoidance of the Ten Non-Virtues

Instead of killing, we should value and cherish life

Instead of stealing, we should freely give what we can to help others

Instead of taking others' wives, we should respect others' fellings

Instead of lying, we should always speak the truth

Instead of causing disharmony among others by slandering them, we should encourage virtue by speaking of their good qualities

Harsh and cutting speech towards others should be exchanged for soft, gentle loving words

Meaningless conversation should be replaced by meaningful activites

Attachment is to be overcome and non-attachment cultivated

Ill-will towards others is to be exchanged for feelings of love and compassion

Incorrect beliefs are to be eliminated and realistic attitudes cultivated

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