Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:It is written primarily with monks in mind, but the principles can also be applied to virtue for lay people.
Gintoki wrote:I'm looking for your personal input or sutta on what morality is in Buddhism. I'm currently weeding out all the fluff in my perspective of buddhism by finding better definition of the words commonly used.
I'd imagine in one sense, morality can be the stress and concern one feels for the wellbeing of another or mindful and reactive desire for the wellbeing of others and things.
And in another sense I can see morality in it's pertainence to Buddhism being simply acting and thinking with intentions that are conductive to the way of nature, for instance the way in which a soap bubble is spherical instead of square, or jagged; efficient. Or simply having intention that is not cultivating of delusion, aversion, or greed. (Now that I think about it, wouldn't the simplest and purest definition of right view be awareness of things without judgment?)
What do you think? Thanks for your patience.
What is your take on Buddhist "morality"?
I'm looking for your personal input or sutta on what morality is in Buddhism.
gben wrote:There is no free will, so there is no morality. Buddhas by nature can have no morality. Only the deluded make choices.
It is funny to those who are a slave to thought that a Buddha does not have any choices to make. The Buddha is like an orange, it does not have to decide to be an orange, it simply has to be one.
To be like an orange, the living only have to live, it is thinking that will decide against it.
Cormac Brown wrote:The viewpoint that there is no free will, in my understanding, is an evil viewpoint that will likely lead you to justify the doing of unwholesome actions, and lead you to hell. Please relinquish it, for the good of yourself and others.If you're trolling, likewise, give it up.
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