What is forbidden?

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user99
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What is forbidden?

Post by user99 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:46 pm

S N Goenka said in one of his speech that everyone in the beginning of existence walk through life with very deep miseary and that the suffering reduces with everyone new attained level of nirvana.
It would be fun if someone can explain more about the laws what one not are allowed to do tel me every law you know.

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Re: What is forbidden?

Post by Garrib » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:54 pm

user99 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:46 pm

It would be fun if someone can explain more about the laws what one not are allowed to do tel me every law you know.
5 Precepts:

-Abstain from killing living beings
-Abstain from taking what is not given (theft)
-Abstain from sexual misconduct (adultery, sexual exploitation/abuse etc...)
-Abstain from telling lies
-Abstain from using drugs and intoxicating drinks

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Re: What is forbidden?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:03 am

Greetings User99,
user99 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:46 pm
... and that the suffering reduces with everyone new attained level of nirvana.
Nibbana is unconditioned, it doesn't come in "levels".

If you are speaking here of levels of nobility - e.g. stream-winner, once-returner, non-returner, arahant .... then what is actually happening is that with each progression, certain "fetters" are either broken, or attenuated.

Being broken removes their ability to generate suffering. Being attenuated limits their ability to generate suffering.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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