Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 05/02/2021

Apparently Human

How many of us can call ourselves truly human? How often are we the masters of our thoughts, words and deeds? The Lord Buddha has taught us that, if we want happiness in this life and the next, we must follow the Precepts as a minimum. How careful are we with our speech? Do we take only what is given? Are we willing to kill a mosquito or a tick? Do we intoxicate ourselves to escape from pain and ennui? Finally, are we faithful and harmless in our sexuality?

Are we worthy of these human bodies or are we animals, demons and hungry ghosts at heart?


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