Dhammapada

Dhammatthavagga ⧸ Gāthā 270

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

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The Just ⧸ Verse 270

He is not noble who injures living beings. He is called noble because he is harmless towards all living beings.
English translation © 1985 Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka. From The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita.

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