Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 270

Na tena ariyo hoti yena pāṇāni hiṃsati
Ahiṃsā sabbapāṇānaṃ ariyo ti pavuccati

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The Just ⧸ Verse 270

Not by harming life
does one become noble.
One is termed noble
for being gentle
to all living things.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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