The Teachings Of The Buddhas

Not to do any evil, to cultivate good, to purify one's mind--This is the advice of the Buddhas.

Forbearing patience is highest asceticism. Nibbana is supreme--say the Buddhas. For he is not a recluse who harms another, nor is he an ascetic who molests others.

Not indulging, not harming, restraint in the fundamental precepts, moderation in food, secluded abode, intent on higher thoughts--This is the advice of the Buddhas.