Precept retaking

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Precept retaking

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If i break precept should i retake? If so what if i break everyday and retake everyday?

Do 5 precepts go away after sotapanna as when no self is found then no need to break precept

Then why buddha said 5 precept before sota?

Before sota 5 precept aids development but not 100% maintain but after sota attainment it is 100% maintained?
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I think that the precepts are so important that you should always do your best to follow them. Accept them as a permanent part of your moral system and psychological framework.
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Mahabrahma wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:32 pm I think that the precepts are so important that you should always do your best to follow them. Accept them as a permanent part of your moral system and psychological framework.
Thanks i agree
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confusedlayman wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm If i break precept should i retake? If so what if i break everyday and retake everyday?
What do you think?

“If I kill someone, should I kill again or stop killing?”
“What if I steal everyday, should I stop stealing?”

“Taking” the precepts is not about symbolically undertaking some official ritual of sorts, it’s about not doing anything unwholesome. Just don’t do anything bad.
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Nicolas wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:44 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm If i break precept should i retake? If so what if i break everyday and retake everyday?
What do you think?

“If I kill someone, should I kill again or stop killing?”
“What if I steal everyday, should I stop stealing?”

“Taking” the precepts is not about symbolically undertaking some official ritual of sorts, it’s about not doing anything unwholesome. Just don’t do anything bad.
How to stop minor lie?
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confusedlayman wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:31 am
Nicolas wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:44 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm If i break precept should i retake? If so what if i break everyday and retake everyday?
What do you think?

“If I kill someone, should I kill again or stop killing?”
“What if I steal everyday, should I stop stealing?”

“Taking” the precepts is not about symbolically undertaking some official ritual of sorts, it’s about not doing anything unwholesome. Just don’t do anything bad.
How to stop minor lie?
Go back and tell the truth. :D
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Mahabrahma wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 am
confusedlayman wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:31 am
Nicolas wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:44 pm

What do you think?

“If I kill someone, should I kill again or stop killing?”
“What if I steal everyday, should I stop stealing?”

“Taking” the precepts is not about symbolically undertaking some official ritual of sorts, it’s about not doing anything unwholesome. Just don’t do anything bad.
How to stop minor lie?
Go back and tell the truth. :D
Its tough
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confusedlayman wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:58 am
Mahabrahma wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 am
confusedlayman wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:31 am

How to stop minor lie?
Go back and tell the truth. :D
Its tough
The truth shall set you free. :smile:
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