Anyone among men
who harms other creatures:
that person will fall
both from this world and the next.
But someone with a mind of love,
compassionate for all creatures:
a person like that
makes much merit.
One should train in following good advice,
in attending closely to ascetics,
in sitting alone in hidden places,
and in calming the mind.
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