"In making a voluntary commitment to sila, Munindra recognized its intrinsic value in creating harmony. Honoring the precepts is considered a 'great gift' (mahadana) to others, for it creates an atmosphere of trust, respect, and security. It means we pose no threat to another person's life, property, family, rights, or welfare."
Knaster M. Living this life fully. Stories and teachings of Munindra. Shambhala, Boston, 2010.
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