All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain, nor treated with violence, nor abused, not tormented, nor driven away. This is the pure, unchangeable, eternal law.

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Original Citation

The Akaranga Sutra. c. 4th century BC, lecture 4, lesson 1.

Current Citation

Jaina Sutras, part 1, translated by Herman Jacobi. Gyan Publishing House, 2021, Akaranga sutra, lecture 4, lesson 1.