Buddha Mind is Chief – III


According to the Canons, this is the first discipline lesson that The Tathagata says He gives:

“… Just so, the Tathagata takes in hand a man who is to be trained and gives him his first lesson, thus: 

‘Come thou, Bhikkhu!  Be virtuous.  Abide constrained by the restraint of the obligation.  Become versed in the practice of right behaviour; seeing danger in trifling faults, do you undertake the training and be a pupil in the moralities.’