One should at all times strive to Purify the mind of imPurity: of the poor habits of anger, jealousy, hatred, all habits which deviate from the Pure Way and lead to loss of care and of compassion * The Way is the Way of respect for other creatures… People of the Pure Way abstain, above all, from physical violence * Violence is a catastrophic loss of respect for oneself and for others * Violence is a mistaken belief in oneself and a mistaken perception of others * A person who is violent spreads chaos and ruin through the Cascade, polluting the ancestral stream of events * To harm another person is to harm the world * Even to think of harm depletes the world | for cruel thoughts are cruel, and demean people of the Pure Way, who are the Way * If, at any moment, one is thinking an ugly thought, then that ugliness is in the world, and the world is reduced by one ugly thought * But if, at any moment, one is thinking a gentle thought, then that gentleness is in the world, and the world is enlightened by one gentle thought * Therefore, human beings should strive at all times to be Vigilant over their thoughts | for a thought is a lever upon the whole world…

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