Training Rules bringing Divinity?
The Blessed Buddha once said:
The habitual praxis of the observance day endowed with eight
high reward and blessing, & is of sublime dignity
and greatness. And which are
these eight features? In this, any
Noble Disciple considers within himself:
Throughout their life the
Arahats avoid all stealing of others' property and
abstain from any
cheating. Always waiting till whatever thing is freely and
only openly given, free from any thievish intent, they remain intact and pure
both in mind & moral!
May also I, this day and night, avoid all stealing & not
By that I will follow the traits of these perfected Arahats!
I shall then have observed the Uposatha observance day perfectly.
second praxis is the observance day enriched. Observed
this very way,
the observance day endowed with eight features
brings high - even divine -
reward & blessing & is of sublime dignity
and immense greatness...
one, who never takes, what is not freely & openly given,
whether long or short, fine or foul, exquisite or ordinary,
such one is a Holy One.
Behaviour that counts as ways of stealing:
with values, documents, weights or measures, embezzlement, corruption,
fraud, misappropriation, robbery, theft, swindling, trickery, forgery,
extortion, bribing, blackmail, tax-evasion, false accounting, double
over-prizing, pirating, deliberately wrong valuation of assets, & insurance
More on this Optimal Buddhist
Behaviour of Pure Observance:
Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.
Anguttara Nikāya AN 8:44