Friday, April 23, 2010
Not creating evil
The first of the three pure precepts is "not creating evil."
My mind wonders about this. If I got up in the morning with that intention... what would I do? Not rob a bank? It would all be about restraint.
My heart understands it. As I make decisions, I try to choose that which walks carefully and not the choice that hurts.
Words are cheap. And evil is pretty extreme. I think I need more time with this one.
Do you ever think you are getting any closer? This mean guy wanted to kill Buddha. As he walked toward Buddha to do the deed, Buddha stood...