Attachment, anger, confusion
[greed, hatred (aversion), delusion (ignorance)]
and the karma that arises from them are non-virtuous.
Non-attachment, non-anger, non-confusion,
and the karmas that arise from them are virtuous.
– Precious Garland Of Advice To A King (Verse 20)
Due to killing one is born with a short life span;
due to violence one encounters much torment;
due to stealing one becomes impoverished;
due to adultery one has enemies.
By lying one becomes reviled;
through speaking divisively, one loses friends;
due to speaking harshly, one hears unpleasant sounds;
from engaging in idle talk, one’s words will be disregarded.
Covetousness destroys one’s desired objects;
malice is said to bestow fear;
wrong view lead to evil worldviews;
consuming intoxicant brings mental confusion.
Through not giving gifts one is poor;
wrong livelihood results in getting tricked;
arrogance leads to a lowly station;
jealousy brings about unattractive appearance.
From anger comes a bad complexion;
stupidity from not questioning the wise.
These are the effects when one is [reborn as] a human,
but prior to all of them is a bad rebirth.
– Precious Garland Of Advice To A King (Verses 14-18)
Practical Ethics And Profound Emptiness:
A Commentary On Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland
Khensur Jampa Tegchok (Edited By Thubten Chodron)
Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!