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Sila

An ancient Sumerian unit of volume approximately equivalent to one liter.
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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.
In fact, all four women promote the five lay Buddhist precepts, vegan diets, environmental protection, and respect for animals.
Women who shave their heads and thus de-gender themselves like the monks, and who live in a monastery or hermitage and follow either 10 or eight of the Buddhist precepts, are known as don chee (44) in Cambodia.
The country's evolving legal system is based on customary law and Buddhist precepts.
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.
Thus, aside from Honen's Pure Land teaching, other Buddhist schools that were subjected to Nichiren's critique and condemnation as erroneous and slanderous doctrine included the Zen sect, which taught silent meditation above all and thereby ignored the teaching of the Lotus Sutra; the Vinaya sect, which emphasized the observance of traditional Buddhist precepts rather than faith in the teaching of the Eternal Sakyamuni as embodied in the Lotus Sutra; and the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, for whom the Buddha Mahavairocana was the central object of devotion rather than Sakyamuni.
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