Sutta About Precepts?

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Sutta About Precepts?

Postby Guy » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:42 am

Hello All,

I was wondering if anyone could please direct me to the Sutta which describes in detail the training precepts and the order in which to develop them. I think I have seen one that says something along the lines of establishing the "lesser" morality then the "intermediate" and "greater".

More specifically, I was wondering about the 8 precepts, I believe I have read somewhere that there is a natural progression. Maybe it was first one trains to refrain from entertainment then secondly to refrain from taking a meal after midday then thirdly to refrain from sleeping on luxurious beds? Maybe it was a different order? Maybe I am imagining it... :rolleye:

Thanks in advance for any help.

With Metta,

Guy
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Re: Sutta About Precepts?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:01 am

Guy wrote: I think I have seen one that says something along the lines of establishing the "lesser" morality then the "intermediate" and "greater".

See the Sāmaññaphala Sutta
Guy wrote:More specifically, I was wondering about the 8 precepts,

That is for observing chastity on the Uposatha days. See the Uposatha Sutta.
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Re: Sutta About Precepts?

Postby Guy » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:38 am

Thank You Venerable.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm
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