Killing promotes Harmlessness and Peace!
householder friends, is the Dhamma explanation befitting to oneself?
Here, householder friends, a Noble Disciple reflects thus: I am
one who wishes
to live, who does not wish to die; I desire
happiness & do not like any suffering.
If someone were to take
my life, it would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable to me.
kill whatever another being: One who also wishes to live, who also
wish to die, who also desires happiness and who also
dislike suffering, that would
neither be pleasant nor acceptable
to that other being either...
What is displeasing and
disagreeable to me, is also displeasing and disagreeable
other being too. How can I inflict upon another being, what is
and disagreeable to myself? Having reflected
repeatedly thus, then gradually:
1: He/she will carefully avoid
all destruction of any life-form whatsoever...
2: He/she will
persuade others also to abstain from all destruction of any life...
3: He/she will speak praising harmlessness, and avoidance of all
In exactly this way is this good bodily behaviour
purified in three respects!
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. [V:353]
section 55: Sotāpattisamyutta. Thread 7: To the people at the Bamboo gate...
HARMLESSNESS AVOIDS THE ULTIMATE WRONG!
All sentient beings feel pain from violence. All sentient beings
Seeing other beings are like oneself; Treating
other beings like oneself;
One should never ever harm nor kill
Whoever harms the harmless and innocent
beings, upon such very fool,
pain of evil promptly return as
dust thrown against the wind.
Whoever injures, with weapon or stick,
beings searching for their happiness
- when after death -
seeking same happiness, such fool never finds it!
Whoever never injures, with weapon nor stick, beings
searching for their happiness
- when after death - seeking same
happiness, such clever & kind one always gain it!
The Noble is not one who injures living
The Noble is one who never injures living beings.
Ever are the true disciples of the Buddha
well awake & quite aware.
Constantly they meditate both day and
night on Harmlessness.
The one who has left violence, who never harm any being,
whether moving are stationary, who never kill nor causes to kill,
such one, harmless, is a Holy One.
The one who is friendly among the hostile,
who is harmless among the violent,
who is detached among the
greedy, such one is a Holy One.
Video: Back-2-Basics #1 = Never
Harmlessness and non-violence (Ahimsa):
NEVER KILL! May all Beings become Happy thereby!