From: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... asila.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;7. Nacca-gita-vadita-visukkadassana mala-gandha-vilepana-dharana-mandana-vibhusanathana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics.
8. Uccasayana-mahasayana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place.
I'm curious how other lay Theravadins observe these precepts on Uposatha days.
With regard to 7 above, most of it is obvious, but where do you draw the line on "entertainment"? I typically refrain from playing my guitar or going out to a movie or concert or sporting event, choosing to spend the day at home with extra study time and meditation, but what about watching a movie or ballgame on tv at home? What about the news? What about talk radio in the car? Should we refrain from entertainment completely on Uposatha days?
And regarding 8 above, how do you put that into practice? On a few Uposatha days I've spent the night on the floor in a sleeping bag, other times I've slept on the couch instead of in my "luxurious" bed (which is really pretty basic anyway). Is sleeping on the floor the right idea or would you consider that overkill?
How do you observe these precepts?...