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"Monks, a lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants, and business in poison.
"These are the five types of business that a lay follower should not engage in."
-- AN 5.177
steinghan wrote:Hi All
I've recently got my curiousity triggered with respect to exactly which professions involve earning one's living by a wrong form of livelihood, so wonder if those more learned in the Pali canon than I, can help with these questions:
Is there anywhere in the Theravada canon, where the professions in breach of right livelihood (samma ajiva) are explicitly mentioned? In lieu of that, which suttas or other canonical sources are the most accurate with respect to such professions?
the only profession that is allowed ist the one of a teacher.
anando wrote:the only profession that is allowed ist the one of a teacher.
steinghan wrote:Thank you both, for replying. I have red through that other thread mentioned. As far as canonical text goes, I found only the same sutra already posted here together, together with a related, very freely translated commentary. Apart from some references to dhammapada and a sutra - both at most only indirectly related to the topic of "professions involve earning one's living by a wrong form of livelihood" -, the said thread only contains personal opinions and interpretations.
Can I take it that the one and only sutta known to readers of this thread and naming the professions in question is AN 5.177 ?
steinghan wrote:Can I take it that the one and only sutta known to readers of this thread and naming the professions in question is AN 5.177 ?