Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:In the time of the Buddha a woman was married to a hunter. She used to fetch his weapons and traps every morning he went hunting. She prepared the meat he brought back for their meals. She was a Stream-winner. The Buddha said that she was blameless as she was simply obeying her husband.
So the question is are you under any social obligation to fetch the beer?
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Well, if it was your father asking you to bring him a beer, then you have a social obligation to your father. To refuse his request would be a breach of sīla in itself.
Khalil Bodhi wrote:BSo is there no circumstance where disobeying one's parents is kusala kamma?
Khalil Bodhi wrote:Yes, I definitely agree but Venerable's reply to Stefan got me worried that even in doing my best I may be unintentionally committing akusala kamma.
Cetanāham bhikkhave kammam vadāmi; cetayitvā kammam karoti kāyena vācāya manasā.
Action, monks, I say is intention; intending, one does action by body, by speech, by mind.
Khalil Bodhi wrote:I'll just work on guarding my own sila as best as I know how
acinteyyo wrote:you can not commit akusala kamma (unwholesome action) unintentionally.
Mahāsi Sayādaw wrote:We now come to the subject of vinaya kukkucca. Doubt may arise concerning certain matters relevant to the rules of discipline (vinaya). Sceptical doubt arises as to whether it is right or wrong, proper or improper, regarding one’s own actions, or the use of requisites. When such doubt occurs, it will not yet reach the stage of committing an offence. This kind of doubt is relevant to the rule of discipline. It is therefore regarded as an attribute that all monks should possess. Yet some monks pay no heed to any such doubt that might occur. In the absence of any such doubt or hesitation, they may give do a misdeed that amounts to contravening the rules of discipline. These monks will not have purity of mind or morality. Without reflecting on the propriety or impropriety of any such acts, they may do anything they like regardless of the rules of discipline laid down for monks.
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