Avoid all Sexual Abuse..

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Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
What, householder friends, is the Dhamma explanation befitting for oneself?
Here, householder friends, a Noble Disciple reflects thus: If someone were to
commit adultery with my wife, that would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable to me.
Similarly, if I were to commit adultery with another man’s wife, that would also
be illicit sex, & horny fornication, which would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable
to that other man either….
What is displeasing and disagreeable to me, is also displeasing and disagreeable
to any other being too. How can I harm & hurt another being with what provoke,
annoy and exasperate myself? Having reflected repeatedly thus, then gradually:
1: He/she will carefully avoid all adultery, sexual and sensual abuse…
2: He/she will persuade others also to abstain from all adultery & sexual abuse…
3: He/she will speak praising behaving faithfully, loyal, in trustworthy fidelity…
In this very way is this advantageous bodily behaviour purified in it’s 3 respects!

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