With a determination to achieve the highest aim, For the benefit of all sentient beings which surpasses – may I hold them dear at all times.
This is the first principle upon which the following 7 principles are built. Without understanding this seemingly simple concept, the other 7 principles wont be as meaningful..
Our first consideration at all times must be to hold every human being as precious.
If you care for yourself then you must care for every person that you meet, because they are the same as you. They are all people who – just like YOU – at their very depths only want to be happy, to feel loved, and to avoid pain and suffering.
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