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THREE ACTS OF VIRTUES
Translated into Chinese by Kalayasas (383 - 442, Liu-Song Dynasty)
English translation: Alex Wong

First, practice through being filial to one’s parents, revering and serving one’s teachers, cultivating kindness, refraining from killing, and performing the ten wholesome actions.

Second, make vows such as taking refuge in the Triple Gem, upholding the precepts completely, refraining from violating the rules of conduct, and being pure in body and mind.

Third, have faith by giving rise to the aspiration for enlightenment, believing in cause and effect, reading and studying the Mahayana, and practicing diligently.


BENEFIT SELF AND OTHERS
English translation: John Balcom

Coarse language harms oneself and others─it is harmful to all. Cultivating and using good language benefits oneself and others─it is mutually beneficial.
── from Foshuo Wuliangshou Jing (Contemplation of the Buddha of Infinite Life Sutra)