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SN 3.8 Mallikaa Sutta: Mallikaa

King Pasenadi talks with his Queen Mallikaa. They agree that they both hold themselves as most dear. The Buddha hears about it and comments:

“One finds none anywhere dearer than oneself. Likewise each person holds themselves most dear. Hence one who love themselves should not harm others.”

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