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He had a beautiful physique and was handsome and pleasant to behold. His complexion was attractive. He was well developed and replete with the most delightful features.

He was compassionate, and his eloquence was unimpeded. He was loving toward all beings, of pure faith, and his attitude was virtuous, steadfast, and profound. He was affectionate, filled with compassion, noble-minded, amicable, learned, wise, clear, intelligent, knowledgeable, devoid of laziness, disciplined, wholesome, honest, straight, soft, gentle, and sincere. As he was free of pride, vanity, haughtiness, strife, hostility, envy, miserliness, selfishness, possessiveness, attachment, suffering, unhappiness, and ignorance, he was endowed with merit.

At one point, the bodhisattva great being Crown Jewel of the Lord of Men Resembling a Sublime Lion Sporting and Roaring in Mountain Caves, Peaks, Clefts, Valleys, and Meadows stood up, draped his shawl over one shoulder, and knelt with his right knee on the calyx of a lotus flower. Noble son, ask whatever you wish to the thus-gone, worthy, and perfect Buddha.

I will answer your questions and bring satisfaction to your mind.

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Noble son, your wish to investigate this matter is excellent! Noble son, listen carefully and pay attention: I shall now explain this. Noble son, bodhisattva great beings do so by abandoning killing and so forth, up until wrong views. I, too, am fond of my life; I, too, cherish it, like it, and enjoy it. Therefore, just as I want no one to kill me, order someone to kill me, or rejoice in my killing, I myself will never kill, order someone to kill, or rejoice in the killing of anyone! Regarding this, it is said:. I am also fond of wealth; I, too, cherish it, like it, and enjoy it.

Therefore, just as I want no one to rob me, order someone to rob me, or rejoice in someone robbing me, I myself will never rob, order someone to rob, or rejoice in anyone being robbed!

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I am also fond of my wife; I, too, cherish her, like her, and enjoy being with her. I am also fond of the truth; I, too, cherish it, like it, and enjoy it. Therefore, just as I want no one to deceive me, order someone to deceive me, or rejoice in someone deceiving me by telling lies, I myself will never deceive, order someone to deceive, or rejoice in anyone being deceived by lies!

I also find slander unpleasant; I do not want to hear it, do not like it, and do not enjoy it. Therefore, just as I want no one to speak about me in a defamatory way, order someone to speak about me so, or rejoice in someone so speaking about me, I myself will never speak about anyone in a defamatory way, order someone to speak so, or rejoice in anyone being so spoken about!

I, too, find harsh words unpleasant; I do not want to hear them, do not like them, and do not enjoy them.

Therefore, just as I want no one to hurt me, order someone to hurt me, or rejoice in someone hurting me with harsh, cruel, insulting, or defamatory words, I myself will never hurt anyone with harsh, cruel, insulting, or defamatory words, order someone to be so hurt, or rejoice in anyone being so hurt! Noble son, bodhisattva [F. I also find meaningless conversations unpleasant; I do not want to hear them, do not like them, and do not enjoy them.


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Therefore, just as I want no one to speak about me surreptitiously, order someone to speak about me so, or rejoice in someone so speaking about me, I myself will never speak about anyone surreptitiously, order someone to speak about anyone so, or rejoice in someone so speaking about anyone! I, too, find covetousness unpleasant; I do not wish for it, do not like it, and do not enjoy it.

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Therefore, just as I want no one to speak to me covetously, order anyone to speak to me so, or rejoice in someone so speaking to me, I myself will never speak covetously to anyone, order others to speak so, or rejoice in someone so speaking to anyone! I, too, [F. Therefore, just as I want no one to express malicious words to me, order someone to express them, or rejoice in someone expressing them, I myself will never express malicious words to anyone, order someone to express them, or rejoice in someone expressing them!

I, too, find wrong views unpleasant; I do not wish for them, do not like them, and do not enjoy them.

Therefore, just as I want no one to teach me wrong views, order someone to teach them to me, or rejoice in someone teaching them to me, I myself will never teach, make someone teach, or rejoice in someone teaching anyone wrong views! As this teaching on the path of the ten virtuous actions was spoken, countless beings gave rise to the mind set on unsurpassed and perfect awakening. What are those ten?

They are the perfections of generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, concentration, insight, skillful means, aspiration, power, and wisdom. Noble son, how do bodhisattva great beings exert themselves in those ten perfections? Noble son, bodhisattva great beings practice generosity, observe discipline, cultivate patience, engender diligence, rest in concentration, cause insight to blaze, become skilled in means, form aspiration prayers, apply the powers , and embrace wisdom.

Noble son, bodhisattva great beings exert themselves in the practice of generosity starting by offering food, beverages, vehicles, clothing, and ornaments, until they are able to offer the marrow of their own bones. I must therefore exert myself in offering food; I will definitely practice generosity by offering food! At this point, the Blessed One uttered these verses: [F. Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering beverages! I must therefore practice generosity by offering vehicles; I will definitely offer chariots, palanquins, horses, elephants, and shoes!

Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering clothing! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering ornaments made of gold, jewels, pearls, beryls, conch shells, moonstones, and coral! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering lamps!

Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering music! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering perfumes, fragrant powders, and ointments! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering flowers and flower garlands! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering the flavors of grape, molasses, honey, butter, oil, and salt!

Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering residences! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering seats! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering provisions! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering medicine! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by relinquishing male and female slaves, staff, [F. Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by giving away gold, silver, jewels, pearls, beryls, conch shells, moonstones, coral, and other precious substances!

Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by giving away horses, elephants, and chariots! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by giving away parks, forests for ascetic practice, and temples! Noble son, bodhisattvas do so by reflecting in this way: [F. Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by giving away my spouses, sons, and daughters! Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by giving away wealth, grains, and stores!

Noble son, bodhisattvas do so [F. Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering my feet! Like the gentle moonlight, may their appearance become peaceful and radiant. Like the brilliance of many suns, may the light rays of their compassion illuminate the gloom of helpless humans engulfed in darkness, down to the Hell of Endless Torment, and eliminate the physical sufferings of extreme heat. May they obtain long toes connected by webbing like the feet of swans, and may they have nails that are beautiful like fine and polished mirrors. May their feet be like jasmine flowers.

May they have anklebones that do not protrude, and calf bones similar to reeds or the calves of antelopes. With such features on their feet, may they gently and leisurely proceed to the vajra throne at the seat of awakening. Therefore, I will definitely practice generosity by offering my hands!