Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pema Chödrön: Not Causing Harm
NOT CAUSING HARM obviously includes not killing or robbing or lying to people. It also includes not being aggressive—not being aggressive with our actions, our speech, or our minds. Learning not to cause harm to ourselves or others is a basic Buddhist teaching on the healing power of nonaggression. Not harming ourselves or others in the beginning, not harming ourselves or others in the middle, and not harming ourselves or others in the end is the basis of enlightened society.
― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times