Refrain From Evil

Daniel Scharpenburg
3 min readNov 9, 2021

“All the sufferings of the lower realms, so extremely difficult to bear,

Are taught by the Sage to be the fruit of one’s evil actions.

Therefore, it is the practice of bodhisattvas

To constantly refrain from evil actions, even at the cost of one’s life.”

-the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, verse 8.*

Today we are talking about karma. Specifically there is this belief that the good and bad things you do in this life will have an impact on you in future lives. And if you do things that are really…