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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

All tremble at punishment.
Life is dear to all.
Put yourself in the place of others;
kill none nor have another killed.

Dhammapada 130

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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

“As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I.”
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipata 705

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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

He should not kill a living being,
nor cause it to be killed,
nor should he incite another to kill.
Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world.

Sutta Nipata II,14

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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

May all creatures, all living things,
all beings one and all,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into harm.

Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

I have love for the footless,
for the bipeds too I have love;
I have love for those with four feet,
for the many-footed I have love.

Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart
with regard to all beings.

Sutta Nipata I, 8

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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

Just as a tree, though cut down,
sprouts up again if its roots remain uncut and firm,
even so,
until the craving that lies dormant is rooted out,
suffering springs up again and again.

Dhammapada 338

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