Sila

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Sila

An ancient Sumerian unit of volume approximately equivalent to one liter.
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According to Tambiah, he is represented as 'the propagator of the Buddhist precepts and as the overseer and guardian of the morals of his subdued tributaries'.
(14) What Strauss meant by not being known as a Jew was that he did not abjure the Jewish faith in taking the Buddhist precepts because he never practiced Judaism as a religious way of life.
The function began with the recital of the 5 Buddhist precepts during which Modi closed his eyes and kept his hands folded.
(15) At the initiation rituals, members make a series of vows that must be observed for the rest of their lives, for instance, to observe the five Buddhist precepts, and, like the Buddhist kings, to promote the Buddha's dispensation.
They are not only helpful in denoting specific cultural manifestations of Buddhism (for example, both films depict the ways that Chinese Buddhists have adapted Buddhist precepts to conform to Chinese society), but Vows in particular reveals diversity in that specific context.
"We always make it a point to think before we speak because whatever we say will have an impact on our lives and on the lives of other people," Lim said, pointing to the Buddhist precepts inscribed on the temple's walls.
BUT POWERFUL FORCES-POVERTY, CORRUPTION, GOVERNMENT REVISIONISM, BUDDHIST PRECEPTS AND THE PASSAGE OF TIME-CLOUD MEMORY AND IMPEDE JUSTICE.
To be fully initiated into this practice requires adherence to a vegetarian diet and cultivation of the five Buddhist precepts: not to kill, not to lie, not to steal, no sexual misconduct, and no alcohol.
The army forced the monk to disrobe in contravention to Buddhist precepts that require a monk to have his robes removed at a ceremony in a monastery.
Sister Umachanta lives by the Eight Buddhist precepts and dresses in yellow robes.
One paper introduced perspectives on Buddhist precepts in three different Buddhist lineages.
In daily life, a Buddhist endeavors to harmonize his or her activities with the Buddhist precepts. Peace of heart does not blossom unless we develop a compassionate and responsible orientation to all life.
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