Magic used to be a great passion of mine. Performing card tricks etc. Im thinking of picking it up again, but what ive been thinking is if the performance of a trick constitutes breaking the fourth precept(lying)?
For exampe saying: "Now the coin is in my hand" even though the hand is empty, then making it dissapear.(Perhaps a bad example but you get the point).
Will doing magic for the purpose of entertainment create any negative karma due to the lying and deceptions?
From what ive understood its all about intent. So if the intent is to entertain is it okay?
Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this.