Devotion is the necessary basis for the acquisition of the second treasure of gentleness or discipline. This does not  mean dogmatic morality, but refers to the practice of harmlessness and tranquillity. From this human perspective, you can appreciate the uniqueness of our situation and be moved to preserve it in the spirit of love and compassion, so that all sentient beings may come to understand what is valuable. The discipline of gentleness strengthens the devotion already in our heart. Together, they are reflected in our body, our speech, and our attitude.


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