Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/08/2014

Thrift and Frugality | Abhaya-cariya

I undertake the training rule not to waste the resources upon which other beings depend.

I have admired restraint and thrift for as long as I can remember and have often toyed with the idea of somehow formally incorporating such a rule into my daily practice but was never able to find a suitable expression for it. I think the above does a pretty good job however but I can;t take credit because I found it on a site tat I can’t for the life of me remember. Still, this particular formulation speaks to both the personal experience of mindful consumption and the dangers that mindless consumerism and wastefulness pose for all beings on this fragile rock spinning in space.


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