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Friends:

Harming others will inevitably Hurt yourself!


The Buddha pointed out Harmlessness as the best protection by saying:

I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of all bipeds;
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed:
Therefore do they never harm me...
Anguttara Nikāya 4.67

As I am, so are others...
As others are, so am I...
Having thus identified self with others,
Never harm anyone, nor make any hurt.
Sutta-Nipāta 705

Among tigers, lions, leopards, and bears I lived in the jungle.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone...
Uplifted by such universal friendliness, I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in that sweetly silenced solitude...
Suvanna-sāma Jātaka 540  

More on Harmlessness (Ahimsā):
Harmlessness_and_Tolerance, Patient_is_Tolerance, Not_Killing, Never_Kill,
Bon_Benevolence, Kamma_leading_to_short_&_long_life, May_all_be_Happy,
Blessing_all_Beings_by_Bliss, Optimal_Observance_I, Unsurpassable_Radiance,
Selfless_and_Harmless, Genuine_Goodwill

Happy is Harmlessness ;-)


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