By spreading the virtuous flowers of the righteous dharma, one helps sentient-beings. By utilizing all the true self-nature-as-it-is, one omnipresently adorns the world. These virtuous flowers, are what Buddha praises highly, and which perpetually cannot fade or be shed.
If anyone scatters these, he will receive immaculate virtue and merit.
It should not be said that Buddha asked disciples or indigent-beings to cut beautiful silks or cut the flower blossoms in order to scatter them. If someone says that Buddha requested that, then he is wrong.
Because, one who upholds the precepts should not destroy any part of the universe: even killing by mistake could be a great sin.
Then, breaking the precepts by deliberately hurting any part of the nature? How can they expect any fortune by this action? Even though of benefit, if detrimental, how can it be right?
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