Now it is bright, but early in the morning I saw the beautiful crescent moon and the bright morning star in the east.
Our practice is to see both day and night, not just one side, in wide perspective, thus only can we have the proper priority.
If we lose our life, we can not practice zazen, medicine or do whatever. So, life comes first. We must stop damaging and destructive actions of life.
That’s why not taking life comes first in our precepts and other universal ethical codes or moral principles.