Questions tagged [ethics]

Skillful and unskillful thought, speech and action. These questions include but are not limited to questions on the vinaya and precepts.

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What are the bad kammas that cause the person to go to hell?

Is there any kamma that will definitely cause the guilty to go to hell, except the five anantariya bad kammas?
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Do monks HAVE to accept anything offered to them?

Does a theravada abbott have to accept everything / anything that is offered to them? I'm referencing technology, things beyond requisites. I know it is important for abbotts to set a good example ...
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Buddhist origin of tobacco and its relation to Native American use

Can anything wholesome, helpful, wise and skillful be mentioned about the (Chinese and/or nearby regions) origin(s) of tobacco and how it may and/or may not relate to tobacco use among Native American ...
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Wrong meanings commonly associated with the notion of Gratitude

What are the common/widespread wrong meanings that people associate with or assign to the word 'gratitude'? As we know, the society is made up largely of families, and those in turn are made of up ...
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Does a sexual union with one's body incarnation of an opposite sex count as a misconduct?

According to Mahayana doctrine (at least within Nyingma linbeage), different incarnations of body, mind and/or speech of a same sentient being are possible. By which I deduce that a sentient being of ...