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Title: Suggestions in regard of observing the (5) precepts
Post by: Samana Johann on September 02, 2017, 10:27:28 pm
Recently my person though of trying to give some support on how to observe precepts and wrote some words, now felt that a share could be conductive for one able to take and try to get the message:

How to observe precepts? (http://sangham.net/index.php/topic,8183.msg12964.html#msg12964)

Anumodana!

Feel unrestricted by the OP and poster, to contionue in sharing advices or to use the thread how ever you feel fit.
Title: Re: Suggestions in regard of observing the (5) precepts
Post by: VisuddhiRaptor on September 03, 2017, 07:27:53 pm
Most people can follow the 1st & 2nd precept sufficiently for meditation practise. For example, zapping a few insects won't affect much.

The most important precept is the 3rd precept about sexual misconduct. If this isn't sorted out clearly in the mind, little real progress will be made with meditation because hindrances won't cease.

When sex is straightened out, drugs & alcohol will fall away.

Because Buddhist teacher$ are interested in building as many follower$ as po$$ible, they treat the most important precept as the least important precept.

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Title: Re: Suggestions in regard of observing the (5) precepts
Post by: VisuddhiRaptor on September 03, 2017, 07:38:26 pm
As for the 4th precept, namely, honest speech, a person should only speak about what they really know to be true & real.

For example, ideas about reincarnation, etc, are false speech.  :namaste:

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Bhikkhus, these four ways of expression are not noble. What four?

The not seen he says I saw, the not heard he says I heard, the not experienced he says I experienced and the not cognized he says I cognized. Bhikkhus, these four ways of expression are not noble.

AN 4.250
Title: Re: Suggestions in regard of observing the (5) precepts
Post by: Samana Johann on September 03, 2017, 09:03:06 pm
Really?

Hard to train, isn't it?

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