The Four Virtues

The Buddha expounds the four virtues conducive to a layman’s happiness hereafter:

(1)Saddha: he should have faith and confidence in moral, spiritual and intellectual values;

(2)Sila: he should abstain from destroying and harming life, from stealing and cheating, from adultery, from falsehood, and from intoxicating drinks;

(3)Caga: he should practise charity, generosity, without attachment and craving for his wealth;

(4)Panna: he should develop wisdom which leads to the complete destruction of suffering, to the realization of Nibbana.

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