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Precepts in different groups

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Precepts in different groups

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:09 am

Hi All,
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 …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Precepts in different groups

Postby chownah » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:52 pm

There is a Buddhist group called the Noble Ones and they all follow four precepts which are unfaulted by knowledgeable contemplatives and priests. What are these four precepts?
Any clothing at all will do.
Any food at all will do.
Any abode at all will do.
Finding pleasure and delight in developing (skillful mental qualities) and finding pleasure and delight in abandoning (unskillful mental qualities).

Find out more about it here:
AN 4.28 PTS: A ii 27
Ariya-vamsa Sutta: The Discourse on the Traditions of the Noble Ones
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

chownah

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Re: Precepts in different groups

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:49 pm



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.

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Re: Precepts in different groups

Postby daverupa » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:02 pm

Do bodhisattva vows count?

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Re: Precepts in different groups

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:22 pm



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.

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Re: Precepts in different groups

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:04 pm



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.


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