It’s one thing to say “I want to be enlightened” and quite another to actually live an enlightened life. The Three Pure Precepts listed above define the life of a Buddha without prescribing how we should act. That is left entirely to each one of us first realize, and then to embody as fully as we can.
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Koans of the Way of Reality, Cases 1–3:
Not Creating Evil, Practicing Good, Actualizing Good for Others