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Even if thieves carve you limb from limb with a double-handed saw, if you make your mind hostile you are not following my teaching. And what is right action? This is called right action. And how is one made pure in three ways by bodily action? There is the case where a certain person, abandoning the taking of life, abstains from the taking of life. He dwells with his knife laid down, scrupulous, merciful, compassionate for the welfare of all living beings.
Abandoning the taking of what is not given, he abstains from taking what is not given. He does not take, in the manner of a thief, things in a village or a wilderness that belong to others and have not been given by them. Indulging in violence is a form of self-harming. The rejection of violence in society is recognized in Buddhism as a prerequisite for the spiritual progress of society’s members, because violence brings pain to beings with similar feelings to oneself. All are afraid of the stick, all hold their lives dear.
Putting oneself in another’s place, one should not beat or kill others”. As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill. By taking refuge in the precious Dharma, One’s minds should be free from hurting or harming others”. I undertake the training rule to abstain from killing. The Buddha reportedly stated, “Victory breeds hatred.
The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live giving up victory and defeat. And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, and from idle chatter: This is called right speech.