Is this considered a breach of the third precept?

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Re: Is this considered a breach of the third precept?

Post by manas » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 pm

lyndon taylor wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:42 am
If you think the third precept gives you the right to visit prostitutes, I think you're missing the point of sexual misconduct IMHO.
I don't think I could enjoy having sex with a prostitute (who often despise their clients, how could that be fun?) but still, it would be more honourable to do that, than to feign affection for a woman, just to get sex from her, as I believe happens quite often. At least with the sex worker, there is no deception involved either way.
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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