The whole world we travel with our thoughts, finding nowhere anyone as precious as one’s own self. Since each and every person is so precious to themselves let the self-respecting harm no other being.
Sitting there the venerable Ananda said to the Lord, “Half of this holy life, Lord, is good and noble friends, companionship with the good, association with the good.” “Do not say that, Ananda. Do not say that, Ananda. It is the whole of this holy life, this friendship, companionship and association with the good.”