I have a further question to ask in relation to the precepts
On Buddhanet they have this for the 3rd precept
I undertake the training to avoid sensual misconduct
This precept is often mistranslated or misinterpreted as relating only to sexual misconduct but it covers any overindulgence in any sensual pleasure such as gluttony as well as misconduct of a sexual nature.
Is this correct? I always took the 3rd precept to mean sexual misconduct, but does it mean sensuality in general as well?
Also on the 5th precept it states
To undertake the trainingt to abstain from substances which causes intoxication and heedlessness
This precept is in a special category as it does not infer any intrinsic evil in, say, alcohol itself but indulgence in such a substance could be the cause of breaking the other four precepts.
These are the basic precepts expected as a day to day training of any lay Buddhist. On special holy days, many Buddhists, especially those following the Theravada tradition, would observe three additional precepts with a strengthening of the third precept to be observing strict celibacy.
Does this mean that drinking alchohol isnt unwholesome kamma itself but it can lead to unwholesome kamma?