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Alternative to lying?

This looks like a bunch of riddles, for that pardon me.... If someone run past you and some chasing him with weapons ask you if you saw him or not, seeing the danger that he is in you might want to ...
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If we tell lies to save lives, will that be a sin?

This page, Lay Buddhist Vows, says, Do not distort fact This one is usually translated as: don't lie. Again: it wider than that. Sometimes the use of words can make something seem ...
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Lies as self defence vs. Physical self defence

Why is a lie for the purposes of self defence necessarily unwholesome? Why is using a lie as defence for another from attack considered parajeeka for a monk when a monk can use physical self defence ...
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Was Buddha deceiving others to get them on the path?

I understand that the Buddha used different teachings styles, depending on the audience/people that were listening. Also, I understand that there seems to be a ,superficial', easier accessible ...
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Is there a kind of consulting service in Buddhism?

Similarly to psychotherapy counselling/consulting service, is there an equivalent form in Buddhism, in that the counselor is trained in Buddhism instead of clinical psychology? I haven't heard of such ...
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Does any/every form of lying violate the precept of “not-lying”?

What if one thought it wiser to tell a lie, because the truth could potentially endanger one's own life? For instance, someone might lie that they believe in a supreme being, in reply to a question ...
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Morally unwholesome deeds knowing the consequences but without unwholesome intentions

As far as I understand (of course I may be wrong), every act done voluntarily is born from some specific kind of intentions, and according to the nature of that intention, the act can contribute to ...
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Doing a wrong thing for the right reasons?

So let's say an army officer is caught by the enemies and wants to spill the beans. The patriot officer can either lie and mislead the enemy and get killed or can betray the country by telling all the ...
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How is white lie damaging?

Someone is chased by a murderer, he hides in your house. The person who wants to kill him asks you if you have seen the man. And you say you didn't see. How is this action damaging, what harm have you ...
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Is all lying considered to be 'unwholesome'?

Suppose I tell a lie in order to protect others or to protect myself; is it still considered to be 'unwholesome'? Or let's take the common example of a person who isn't really moral; is it okay to ...
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According to “proper speech” in Buddhism's eight-fold path, is cursing allowed if it's necessary to get the point across?

One of the points of Buddhism the eight fold lists "proper speech," but does this propriety in speech include the ability to insult others or express yourself strongly through the use of curse words/ ...
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Is causing death to a person breaking any monastic rule? [duplicate]

In the Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta: There is the case where a certain person, abandoning false speech, abstains from false speech. When he has been called to a town meeting, a group meeting, a ...