To mindfully repay the Buddha’s kindness, you should uphold the sūtras and precepts, with one after another, according to the path. The path cannot be not learnt, the sūtras cannot be not studied, and good cannot be not practised. Practise good and generosity’s virtues, to aid the consciousness to depart from suffering, and to surpass the cycle of birth and death. When seeing the virtuous, do not slight, and when seeing the good, do not slander. Do not with small mistakes confirm as entering of great transgressions. With violating of the Dharma, losing its principles, as this transgression is with none greater, while transgressions and blessings will have their confirmations, you cannot be not cautious!
— Śākyamuni Buddha
(The Sūtra In Which Ānanda Inquired UponThe Buddha On The Auspicious And Inauspicious)