By rescuing beings who are about to be slaughtered,
By benefiting others by giving life in such ways,
By turning away from harming any living creature,
You will attain a long life.
By caring for the seriously ill,
By giving them medicine as a healer,
By refraining from harming creatures with stones or sticks,
You will be free from illness.
~ as quoted by Geshe Lhundup Sopa in his book, Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: Karma, volume 3.