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Maintaining the stealing precept and my morality regarding free, open and equal accesibiity to knowledge [duplicate]

One of the five precepts is "Abstain from taking that which is not given". I am confused by this right now. Since this does talk about maintaining your sila. I believe that all knowledge should be ...
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Dharma should be free?

Dharma is usually donation-ware. There is a really valuable dharma book that my friend is in no financial condition to buy (it is $100) but he also does not want to download it for free from me. Is ...
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Ethics regarding the sharing of paid Dhamma material

I recently bought this Ayya Khema Ebook Bundle. I bought the bundle for my own interest in the first place but after reading in them I would now like to share them with my friend, who is just ...
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How to reconcile Buddhist Cosmology with modern worldview, especially astronomy? [closed]

Buddhist scripture describes other worlds (i.e. "The Thirty-one Planes of Existence"), with various kinds of beings who may interact with our human world in varying degrees. Do Buddhists accept the ...
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Does using a pdf for sale for free violate the 2nd precept?

So I enjoy Dungeons and Dragons a bunch, and have recently begun trying to follow the first 5 precepts of Buddhism. I'm not a practicing Buddhist, but I think they are a good way to live my life. So I ...
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If I download illegal material for my education and if the material is not in my reach in my country, is it still bad karma?

I downloaded a lot of things for 16 years I guess.I now understood this is a form of stealing.And i decided to delete my downloaded content.But some material is not found in my country,or if i order ...
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Does the second precept only apply to theft?

Considering the second precept Adinnādānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. which I am most familiar with its translation as I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking what is not ...
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Breach of second precept

Is copying a Dhamma book in hard copy and converting it into a pdf to read on my kindle a breach of the second precept? I am planning only to read it myself and not give it to anyone. I also thought ...
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Where is the line drawn with stealing?

It's obvious what stealing is when engaged-in often. You take the stuff of others while under a certain mental state, that mental state being marked and noticeable by an understanding that something ...
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Conditions to break a precept

In the commentary it's said, in order to lie, all four conditions must be met: An untrue statement Intention to deceive Effort is made Other deceived by what is said But according to original Vinaya,...
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Is it allowed to quote a Buddhist teaching in a fiction book?

I am writing a romance book. In it one of my character's recites a portion of the Dhammapada. If I publish my book, will I be violating any copyright laws? How would I go about getting permission to ...