I have of late become more interested in the precepts different groups use, I understand that tiratana uses 10 precepts for their 'ordained' members and the mittas use the five, or 8 and the Buddhist Group of Kendal have a couple of different precept goupings.
I am wondering if there are any other groups who use precepts not exactly found in the canon, although derived from there?
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.