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8_Precepts_Diacritials.pdf
8_Precepts_Diacritials.pdfEight Precepts (Diacritials)1514 viewsAjivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) In Theravada Buddhism there are two versions of the Eight Precepts: Atthangika Uposatha Sila (Eight Uposatha Precepts) and Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth).
Panca_Sila_Pali_Canon.pdf
Panca_Sila_Pali_Canon.pdfPanca Sila (The Five Precepts) in The Pali Canon1293 viewsIn some suttas only the first four precepts are mentioned, whereas all five precepts are described together in other suttas. The first four precepts are pakati-sila whereas the fifth precept is pannati-sila. Venerable Nyanatiloka explains in his Buddhist Dictionary that pakati-sila [is] natural or genuine morality, [which] is distinct from those outward rules of conduct laid down for either laymen or monks. Those latter are the so-called prescribed morality (pannatti-sila).
Suttas which include The Five Precepts are listed.
8_Precepts_Letter_Middle-Way.pdf
8_Precepts_Letter_Middle-Way.pdfEight Precepts Letter to Middle-Way1179 viewsA letter from Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili), BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada), in response to Roger Farrington, ‘Should Buddhists be Teetotallers?’, The Middle Way: Journal of The Buddhist Society, 85 (3) November 2010, pp.167–70. The letter explains that Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth clarify the alcohol issue and explain how alcohol is included in the DKP (Dasa Kusala Kamma-patha) Ten Wholesome Courses of Action.
Buddhist_Precept-LayDhTchWst.pdf
Buddhist_Precept-LayDhTchWst.pdfBuddhist Precepts and Lay Dhamma Teaching in the West1137 viewsThis article appeared in Yasodhara: Newsletter on International Buddhist Women’s Activities Volume 25(1) No 97 (October-December 2008) (ISSN 0875-1996) 15-17.
Bodhi-Tree_Site-Map-Dec2015-v3.pdf
Bodhi-Tree_Site-Map-Dec2015-v3.pdfBodhi-Tree_Site-Map1093 viewsBodhi Tree Site Map
DP_5_Daily_Reflections.pdf
DP_5_Daily_Reflections.pdfThe Five Subjects for Daily Recollection1066 viewsThere are other recollections which one can make and which help one to appreciate the state of a human being. People tend to hide away from decay, disease and death while greatly attached to sentient beings and insentient objects. Some people try also to ignore moral responsibility for their actions. These recollections bring all these subjects out into the light and make us face them squarely. Therefore, the Buddha has said that they should be recollected by everyone daily.
DP_Kamma-patha.pdf
DP_Kamma-patha.pdfKamma-patha (Ten Courses of Wholesome Action)1065 viewsAjivatthamaka Sila (The Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) and Ariya Atthangika Magga (The Noble Eightfold Path) and Dasa Kusala Kamma-patha (Ten Courses of Wholesome Action)
8_Uposatha_Precepts.pdf
8_Uposatha_Precepts.pdfAtthangika Uposatha Sila (Eight Uposatha Precepts)1055 viewsEight Uposatha Precepts are observed on the Uposatha Days (full moon, new moon and the two half-moon days. Before the day’s activities begin, the presiding monk administers the Eight Precepts and after the day’s religious activities are over, administers the Five Precepts, thus releasing the lay Buddhists from the Eight Precepts.
Buddhist_Precept_Bibliography.pdf
Buddhist_Precept_Bibliography.pdfBuddhist Precepts Bibliography994 viewsA bibliography for Buddhist Precepts
DP_Bodhicari_Precepts2.pdf
DP_Bodhicari_Precepts2.pdfBodhicari Precepts952 viewsBodhicaris can be defined as “practitioners of the Buddha Dhamma who have attainment of enlightenment as their goal”. The Bodhicari Precepts are an expansion of Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) and Panca Sila (The Five Precepts). They were developed at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara Los Angeles USA.
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