I found it here for free download:
I found it linked from this page: 'The 5 Precepts' at dharmaflower.net.
The quote you're looking for is on page 2:
Contrasted with the negative virtues of precepts, there is also a set of five
positive practices, which correspond to them, thus forming a complete practice
of virtue. They are:
- Loving-kindness and compassion.
- Patience in the right means of livelihood.
- Contentment in married life.
The precepts are described further on pages 4 through 34. Starting on page 34 it begins to describe the corresponding virtues; for example it starts with,
The Five Ennobling Virtues
The qualities of a virtuous person are mentioned in the scriptures, referring to
precepts (síla) and ennobling virtues (kalyana dhamma). One who has fully
observed the precepts is not necessarily one who is equipped with virtue. For
example, when such a person happens to see a drowning man while he is
passing by in a boat, he is morally bound to stop the boat and to save that
If he cannot be bothered to do so, in spite of his ability, and he leaves the man
to drown. However, one can say that he has not broken any precepts, but he
has certainly lost something higher than precepts and will surely be severely
censured for his positive lack of virtue.
The rest of the article (through page 49) describes the virtues.
I've just started reading it, an interesting text and author. Wikipedia says ...
He helped to institutionalize Thai Buddhism.
... and I think this was probably a primary function of this text based on how it reconciles Buddhism with the needs of a state. A striking example:
From the point of view of both Buddhism and the state, killing is held to be a capital crime. In the case of Buddhism, a Bhikkhu (monk) who is guilty of such an offense is called a defeated one (parajika) and is to be expelled from the Order of Monks (Sangha).
In the case of the state, unless the accused can prove himself to be deserving of leniency due to some reasonable excuse, the law of the country generally metes out some form of capital punishment or mitigates this to life imprisonment."