Sefer HaChinuch, Mitzvah 529
ספר החינוך מצוות 529
וזהו דרך החסידים ואנשי מעשה, ולא יאבדו אפילו גרגר של חרדל בעולם, ויצר עליהם בכל אבדון והשחתה שיראו.
This is the way of the pious and people of deeds...they will not waste even a mustard seed in the world, and they are distressed by any waste and destruction they see. [AJWS translation]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What are the common attributes of the pious and righteous? How does this text fit into this?

2. What waste that you witness distresses you? How can we work to prevent waste and destruction?

Time Period: Medieval (Geonim through the 16th Century)