|RIGHT ACTION (Samma Kammanta)|
This factor is concerned with bodily action and has three aspects.
(a) Abstinence from destruction of life, that is, abstaining from killing of other living beings, which includes animals and all other sentient beings, to abstain from hunting, fishing etc.
Although the principles of right speech and right action are worded negatively, in terms of a little reflection it shows that positive psychological factors of great power go along with abstinence, for example;
i Abstaining from the taking of life implies a commitment to compassion, respecting the life of other beings.
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