By George Alec Effinger
Marid Audran has turn into every thing he as soon as despised. now not goodbye in the past, he was once a hustler within the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized destiny Earth. again then, as frequently as now not, he didn't have the cash to shop for himself a drink. yet he had his independence.
Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a guy whose energy stretches throughout a shattered, crumbling international. through the day, Marid is a policeman…and Bey's own envoy to the police. His new place has introduced him cash and gear which he may abandon in a second if he may perhaps go back to a lifetime of neither possessing nor being owned. Which, regrettably, isn't one among his options.
It's additionally no longer a subject matter. For whatever darkish is afoot. anything that's sending the town into chaos. aiding a child-mutilator to prevent arrest. Sending a killer to homicide Marid's associate. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their continues to be. indicators element to the hand of Abu Adil--the one guy within the urban whose strength competitors Friedlander Bey's. no matter what occurs subsequent, it's unlikely to be excellent news for Marid Audran…
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Marid Audran has turn into every little thing he as soon as despised. now not see you later in the past, he used to be a hustler within the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized destiny Earth. again then, as frequently as now not, he didn't have the money to shop for himself a drink. yet he had his independence.
Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a guy whose energy stretches throughout a shattered, crumbling international. in the course of the day, Marid is a policeman…and Bey's own envoy to the police. His new place has introduced him cash and tool which he might abandon in a second if he may possibly go back to a lifetime of neither possessing nor being owned. Which, regrettably, isn't one among his options.
It's additionally no longer a topic. For anything darkish is afoot. whatever that's sending town into chaos. assisting a child-mutilator to prevent arrest. Sending a killer to homicide Marid's companion. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their is still. symptoms aspect to the hand of Abu Adil--the one guy within the urban whose strength opponents Friedlander Bey's. no matter what occurs subsequent, it's unlikely to be excellent news for Marid Audran…
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2) 'To take what is not given' means the appropriation of what is not given. It refers to the removing of someone else's property, to the stealing of it, to theft. 'What is not given' means that which belongs to someone else. 'Taking what is not given' is then the will to steal anything that one perceives as belonging to someone else, and to act so as to appropriate it. Its blameworthiness depends partly on the value of the property stolen, partly on the worth of its owner. Five factors are involved: someone else's belongings, the awareness that they are someone else's, the thought of theft, the action of carrying it out, the taking away as a result of it.
M. Hare's translation from his Woven Cadences of Early Buddhists (1944). This is one of the finest pieces of Buddhist translation in English, and I cannot hope to improve on it. (4) Behind the respect for the moral rules lies the awareness of the inexorable law of Karma, which rewards good deeds and punishes evildoing. Enlightened self-interest should therefore prompt us to lead good lives. I have illustrated this side of the Buddhist respect for morality by two chapters, comprising thirty-nine verses, from the Dharmapada, one of the most revered collections of sacred verses.
Part Two - Doctrines 1 - Morality The spiritual training of a Buddhist is divided into three parts, known respectively as morality, meditation, and wisdom. A morally blameless or virtuous life is the basis of all other achievements. D. 400. (2) The monks, in their turn, were subject to some 250 rules of monastic restraint, known as the Pratimoksha rules, of which we possess about a dozen different recensions. My selection is taken from the Book of Discipline of the Sarvastivadins, who were the most influential and widespread of the Indian schools.
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