Third precept clarification

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Third precept clarification

Postby Rakz » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:08 am

The act of making out with someone's wife or girlfriend. Is that also sexual misconduct?

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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby Indrajala » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:19 am

If it disrupts social harmony and causes ill feelings amongst some of the related parties, then yes, it is misconduct and should be avoided.
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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:20 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby Rakz » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:13 am

Well that's a bummer... jk. :mrgreen: Thanks.

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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby kirtu » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:54 pm



"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby Konchog1 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:43 am

I recall reading somewhere that even giving a flower to someone else's lover is sexual misconduct. I forgot where I read that though.
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Third precept clarification

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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby Konchog1 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:23 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Third precept clarification

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Re: Third precept clarification

Postby Konchog1 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:41 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats


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