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Evil Returns To Oneself 恶还本身

有人闻吾守道,行大仁慈,故致骂佛。
佛默不对。骂止,问曰:
「子以礼从人,其人不纳,礼归子乎?」
对曰:「归矣。」
佛言:「今子骂我,我今不纳,子自持祸,归子身矣。
犹响应声,影之随形,终无免离,慎勿为恶。」

— 释迦牟尼佛
《四十二章经》: 第七章

There was a person who heard of my guarding of the path, and practice of great benevolence, thus coming to scold the Buddha. The Buddha was silent and did not reply. When the scolding stopped, he asked, ‘If you are with a gift to give a person, but that person does not accept it, does the gift return to you?’ He replied, ‘It returns.’ The Buddha said, ‘Now, of your scolding of me, I now do not accept it, with you naturally holding on to its misfortune, with it returning to yourself. Like an echo replying a sound, a shadow that follows form, in the end not sparing and leaving you, be cautious not to do evil.’

— Śākyamuni Buddha
(Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 7th Section)

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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