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The Golden Buddhist Life Standards 4!
The golden Buddhist's life standards make harmony for oneself and others.
This layman's code of discipline = (gihi-vinaya) organize social relationships
so that they produce a society of happy beings being in sweet harmony...

Law 4: Helping all beings achieve their advantageous goals!
One should help oneself, one should help others, and one should help both oneself and others...
Helping oneself will develop one's life upwards towards progress, prosperity, and happiness.
Helping others by inducing and encouraging them to develop their lives, gains the same benefits.
Helping both oneself and others creates a mutual goal and double advantage for both parties.
This collective benefit, leads to happiness and virtue of the community and society as a whole.
An example is environmental conditions, which we all should help create and conserve in order
to help both ourselves and others including those, who come after us to a happy and better future.
Helping all people is joining into constructively creating a social harmony and friendly unity...
Helping all beings is expanding this gentle and subtle harmony universally! This elevates all!

The Four Principles for Help:
1. Dāna: Giving and sharing (Which is helping with and through money, and material goods).
2. Piyavāca: Kind, friendly and polite speech (
Which is helping through words and explanation).
3. Atthacariyā: Helpful bodily action (
Which is helping attaining goals through physical effort).
4. Samānattatā: Participation and assistance (helping with collective construction and problem solving).

The 3 Levels of Goals:

1. First level: Present benefits to be seen and utilized here and now (ditthadhammikattha):
a) Having good health, a strong body, freedom from disease, pleasant appearance, and long life.
b) Having good work and sufficient income, honest livelihood, and thus economic self-reliance.
c) Having good social status, being in good standing in the community at large.
d) Having a happy and harmonious family worthy of admiration and respect.

2. Second level: Religious goals for further advantages (samparāyikattha):
a) Warm deep appreciation and happiness won by the conviction of having a true ideal.
b) Pride in having a clean life and pure virtue by having done only morally irreproachable deeds.
c) Gratification in a worthwhile life by
having done much good through worthy and lofty sacrifices.
d) Courage and confidence by having understood how to deal with and guide own and other's life.
e) Security and freedom from worry in having done good as an investment for any the future life.

3. Third level: The absolute and ultimate Goal (paramattha):
a) Not wavering in face of common vicissitudes and the inevitable changes of all life..
b) Not being depressed, despaired, or distressed because of clinging to attachments.
c) Being assured, secure, calm, clear, cheerful, elevated, and mentally buoyant at all times.
d) Living and acting with wisdom, which looks rationally at all causes, effects, and conditions.
e) Approaching Nibbāna, the deathless element, the highest bliss, the final peace, the highest goal!

One who is able to attain the second level of goals, and upwards, is known as a wise person (pandita).

A constitution for Living. Buddhist Principles for a Fruitful and Harmonious Life.
Ven. P.A. Payutto. Thailand. Buddhist Publication Society 2007: BP 620S https://www.bps.lk

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