Tricycle Daily Dharma August 26, 2012
Nothing Born, Nothing Dying
From the intrinsic standpoint—one of body, of Buddha-nature—non-killing means that there is nothing being born and nothing dying. The very notions of 'birth' and 'death' are extra. Life does not divide up into things to be killed or not killed; it is just this one body, constantly changing.
- Bernard Glassman, "Precept Study: Ethics in Action"