Purity of Virtue is the root of Perfection!
His virtue is immaculate.
His wearing the bowl and robe pleases and inspires trust.
His going forth will bear its fruit. A pure Bhikkhu never fears that
will obsess and consume the mind, since there is indeed no darkness inside
A Bhikkhu of bright virtue shines forth even in the forest of reclusive
by the radiance of his past deeds, just like the moon lights up the clear
Now if the body smell of purity a Bhikkhu can succeed in pleasing even the
what then of the perfume of his virtue? It is a far more splendid scent
than all the
other fine fragrances in the world, because the fragrance of pure morality
unhindered in all directions! The favours done for a pure and virtuous one,
only a few, will bear great fruit! The pure one thus becomes a fountain of
No fetid fermentations plagues a virtuous one, since his ultra-pure behaviour
the root of future suffering in lives to come. Excellence among humans
among deities, if longed for, is not hard to gain for one whose morality is
However, when ethics is fully perfected, then mind seeks only the supreme
The state where utterly pure peace prevails! Such is the blessed fruit of
ethics, rectitude, goodness, integrity, righteousness and high-mindedness: It
fulfilment, so let a wise one know it well: This root of all the branches of
Audio: Moral Purity is Prime
on Virtue (Sīla):
Mighty is Morality,