3.5.3 How to Avoid Wrong Action?*

Having thus gone forth, following the system of training and the way of living the life of a Bhikkhū, abandoning killing, he abstains from the taking of life. He dwells with his stick and his sword laid down, modest, showing sympathy for the welfare towards all living beings he dwells in compassion.

Abandoning the taking of what is not given, he abstains from taking what is not given. He takes only what is given, accepts what is given as if desired, lives not by stealth but by means of a self that has become pure.

Abandoning non-celibacy, he lives a celibate life, aloof, refraining from the sexual act that is of the common people.
* Upālisuttaṃ cont.
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