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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