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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra on the Differences in the Karmic Recompenses of Action

Section 11

“Furthermore, there are ten actions that can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of higher status. 1. They are well aware that they should respect their fathers. 2. They are well aware that they should respect their mothers. 3. They are well aware that they should respect the śramaṇas. 4. They are well aware that they should respect the brahmaṇas. 5. They revere all of their seniors. 6. They respectfully welcome all the senior teachers. 7. Seeing any of their seniors, they welcome them and invite them to be seated. 8. They obey the instructions and admonitions of their parents. 9. They respectfully accept instruction from the sages and saints. 10. They do not despise those of lower status. These ten actions can cause sentient beings to receive the karmic recompense of higher status.