Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Post by rightviewftw » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:31 am

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:22 am
rightviewftw wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:53 am
Buddhist
Maybe the identitarian term 'Buddhist' needs to be defined?
Sroberto wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:28 am
It is clear to me that if you choose to continuously drink alcohol you are not a buddhist. I really have nothing more to add beyond that.
To avoid arguments with identitarians, I would simply say if you choose to continuously drink alcohol you are not practising the buddhist path.
I more or less agree, when a person thinks about drinking, arranges drinking and is drinking, he is going the wrong way. Same with any other immoral behavior.

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Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Post by DooDoot » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:52 am

rightviewftw wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:31 am
I more or less agree
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Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Post by TRobinson465 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:44 am

You can be a Buddhist and do anything.
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Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Post by TRobinson465 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:47 am

If you want to be a practicing Buddhist who keeps the five precepts is another question though. It would still be a violation of the 5th precept. but I personally dont think breaking one of the precepts disqualifies you as a Buddhist. I know plenty of Buddhists who drink. but they practice and beleive in Buddhism and still recognize what thier doing is against the path so i wouldnt disqualify them as a Buddhist.
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Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Post by TRobinson465 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:54 am

Just to be clear. I do not drink. But i don't define Buddhist as having to keep all the precepts diligently (even though i try to myself). If you believe in what the Buddha says, kamma, rebirth, 8 fold path and whatnot but kill ants or drinks every once in a while i would still say you are buddhist (albeit one that needs to improve his/her training).
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