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Good for All are the 3 Kinds of Right Bodily Action!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Cunda, is purity of bodily behaviour 3-fold?
1: Harmlessness!
Herein, someone avoids the destruction of all life, he does never kill any living being.
Without stick or weapon, careful, kind, gentle, and full of sympathy, he protects the
welfare of all living, sentient, and breathing beings!
2: Honesty!
One avoids all stealing, abstains from taking what is not freely given, what another
possesses of goods and property in the village, or in the forest, one does not take
any of that away with thievish intent!
3: Decency!
One avoids any illicit, and abusive sexual contact, and abstains from all adultery:
One has no intercourse with children, who are under the protection of their father,
mother, brother, relatives, nor with any married persons, nor with any convicts,
nor with betrothed persons, nor with those engaged to another partner!
This 3-fold purity of bodily action is obviously advantageous for all beings!

More on Right Action (Sammā Kammanta):

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:176

Pure Behaviour x 3

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