“I do not teach Dhamma to get disciples. Lit him who is your teacher remain your teacher.  I do not teach Dhamma asking you to abandon your rules.  Let your rules remain as they are.  I do not teach Dhamma asking you to abandon your way of life.  Let your way of life remain as it was.  I do not teach Dhamma to encourage you to do wrong things.  Let those things you consider wrong continue to be considered.  I do not teach Dhamma to draw you away from things that according to your teaching are good.  Let whatever you consider right continue to be considered.  I do not teach Dhamma for those reasons.

However, there are unwholesome things conducive to sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair.  It is for the abandonment of these things that I teach Dhamma.  IF you practice accordingly, these unwholesome things will be abandoned, and the things that make for purification of your mind will develop and grow, and you will attain to and dwell, in this very life, by your own insight and realization, in the fullness of perfected wisdom.”

~adopted from the teachings of the Maha-parinibbana Sutta

 

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