Fourteen Precepts in Fifteen Days: Day Thirteen

Fourteen Precepts in Fifteen Days: Day Thirteen


Twelfth: Do not kill. Do not let others kill. FInd whatever means possible to protect life and prevent war.
Being Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Well that’s pretty clear, isn’t it? Simple. Clear. Directive. Note that there’s no “but if … then it’s okay” clause.

If you haven’t seen The Onion’s take on this precept, it’s available here: God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule. (Just because we’re talking about something important, doesn’t mean we can’t be funny.)

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