I broke a precept today...

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I broke a precept today...

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I lied to my teacher that I was writing what she was saying down, now I feel bad for lying, I wish to do better. She was helping me at the time, I wish to repay her kindness. What can I do to make amends?
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tell her the truth
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

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Dreamy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:33 pm What can I do to make amends?
Just make a determination you won't do it again. Simple.
Making amends is a Christian concept, which you don't need to do.
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Dreamy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:33 pm I lied to my teacher that I was writing what she was saying down, now I feel bad for lying, I wish to do better. She was helping me at the time, I wish to repay her kindness. What can I do to make amends?
As well as James's advice, make amends to yourself by not dwelling on this, accepting that it was just a conditioned human response, and letting that particular incident go.
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you can do that, but you more cleanly break the cycle of lying by correcting it
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.17.than.html wrote:Conquer anger
with lack of anger;
bad, with good;
stinginess, with a gift;
a liar, with truth.
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regardless, the fruit (result) of the kamma (intentional action) of lying is set to ripen (come into being or be experienced), at some time or another. by directly countering it with truth, you can make the kamma ripen sooner and it be less severe*. you deceived someone, find time to tell them, if you can. be no deceiver of the world.
yes, it's a conditioned human response, but it is still intentional, so you can gradually make it where you no longer unwittingly do this.

*on this, see the simile of the salt crystal https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
and about angulimala the murderer https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
Last edited by salayatananirodha on Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:48 pm, edited 3 times in total.
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadhamma/
https://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/
http://buddhadust.net/backmatter/indexe ... ta_toc.htm
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
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