Invariable Fact »


Any Cause produces an Effect:


Never do any Evil!
Neither openly, nor in Secret...
If having done bad, or is doing wrong now, pain surely returns,
even though one flee by flying away up into the deep empty space...
The effect of any action, good as bad, follows the doer like a shadow,
that never leaves...  Consequence is always Certain... Why so?
Because one cannot hide anything for one's own mind!
It knows, remembers and re-creates reactions accordingly!
Mind is therefore the forerunner of all phenomena...

The Blessed Buddha said on non-violence:
Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-violence is happiness in this world:
Harmlessness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of the bipeds;
I am a friend of those with 4 feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed.
May not the footless harm me,
may not the bipeds harm me,
may not those with four feet harm me,
and may not those with many feet harm me.
AN. II, 72

Among tigers, lions, leopards and bears I lived in the woods.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in this sweet silent solitude.
Suvanna-sama Jātaka 540

On Harmlessness:

Invariable Law: Do no Harm!

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Updated: 22 December 2016

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