What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

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Re: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

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sentinel wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:26 pm
This is referring to bhikkhu precept , isn't the karma of killing is heavier than breaking the sexual abstention precept ?
I always thought it was listed as number 1 because it was simply the first parajika a monk performed.
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