Fede wrote:It's a really simple thing to say,
"I'm sorry, I'm really tired, can this wait?"
It's simple, but if you are at the point where you are drifting off to sleep but are still somewhat lucid it pulls you back to wakefulness, you might struggle to get back to sleep again. I just don't see why you should feel obligated, the signs are there for the person to see, should you have to
answer the phone in such a situation when that's the answerphone's job?
However, examine Stefan'as comment:
you pretend to be asleep when you're not --
so there is deliberate deception here.
the person makes a deliberate decision to make others believe s/he is in a specific state when clearly, they are not....
There is no mention of a 'point where you are drifting off to sleep'....
Stefan is asking whether deception without words is still 'lying'.
In my opinion, it is.
chownah wrote:Do magic tricks break the 4th precept?
Of course not.
It's deception 'in plain sight'.
People take fro granted that there is sleight of hand. It's a given.
The one thing they seek to do when watching a magic trick is to see how it's done so skilfully.
I'm amazed by a young magician in the UK known as 'Dynamo'.
Not going to take it off-topic, but google him and prepare to be amazed.
The predominant question after every trick, is "how did he do that?"