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Lying while playing a game

I have been looking into Buddhism and this is the question I found hard to answer. I do understand that lying in Buddhism is breaking the 4th precept. I also know that in case lying is required in ...
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Changing parts of circumstances and the precept of not speaking what is not true

In how far might it count as a break of the precept, abstaining from telling what is not true, if one changes the circumstances? For example here: There might be a question, receiving answers. ...
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Changing of questions and the precept of not speaking what is not true

Venerables, Upasaka, Upasika Valued readers and engaged Buddhabodhisattas here, In how far might it count as a break of the precept, abstaining from telling what is not true, if one changes the ...
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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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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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