For one who is virtuous, non-remorse arises. From non-remorse, gladness naturally arises, leading naturally to joy, leading naturally to serenity, leading naturally to happiness, leading naturally to a concentrated mind, leading naturally to seeing things as they really are, leading naturally to revulsion and dispassion for samsara, leading naturally to knowledge and liberation. Thus, the preceding states flow into the succeeding states; and the succeeding states bring the preceding states to perfection, going from the near shore to the far shore of Nirvana.

— Buddha


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