That is an interesting question, but then putting rules and rituals in the context of a Vedic culture might get at what is indicated.retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Is anyone aware of any suttas that give additional detail on the fetter of attachment to precepts and practices (aka rites and rituals) (Pali: sīlabbata-parāmāsa)?
Ud 6.08 wrote:What's been attained, what's to be attained,
are both defiled by one who trains
in line with the afflicted.
Those for whom precepts & practices
are the essence of the training,
for whom celibacy is the essence of service:
this is one extreme.
Those who say, "There's no harm in sensual desires":
this is the second extreme.
Both of these extremes cause the growth of cemeteries,
and cemeteries cause views to grow.
Not directly knowing these two extremes,
some fall short,
some run too far.
But those who directly know them,
don't exist there,
don't conceive things
And for these people,
there's no whirling through the cycle
to be described.
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