Would this break the first precept?

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Tom
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Would this break the first precept?

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 pm

Scenario: You place a banana peel on the ground with the intention to decide at a later time whether or not you want someone to slip and fall and die because of it. You later decide mentally that yes you do want someone to die because of it. Someone later slips and falls and dies because of that banana. Would this count as a breach of the precept?

(I've never done this by the way)

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Re: Would this break the first precept?

Post by justindesilva » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:34 pm

Tom wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Scenario: You place a banana peel on the ground with the intention to decide at a later time whether or not you want someone to slip and fall and die because of it. You later decide mentally that yes you do want someone to die because of it. Someone later slips and falls and dies because of that banana. Would this count as a breach of the precept?

(I've never done this by the way)
yes because kamma is created by intention.

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Re: Would this break the first precept?

Post by Meezer77 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:47 pm

Ah but maybe not because the person who did this may have gone bananas. I think mental health is considered as far as precepts are concerned

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Re: Would this break the first precept?

Post by cappuccino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:43 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka_(Buddhism)
the length of a being's stay in a Naraka is not eternal, though it is usually incomprehensibly long, from hundreds of millions to quintillions of years

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Re: Would this break the first precept?

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:43 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka_(Buddhism)
the length of a being's stay in a Naraka is not eternal, though it is usually incomprehensibly long, from hundreds of millions to quintillions of years
Hello, may I ask why you posted this here? I don't mind, I'm just curious

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Re: Would this break the first precept?

Post by cappuccino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:30 pm

I recently read that, and maybe it is relevant here.

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Re: Would this break the first precept?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:24 am

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