Questions tagged [virtue]
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What's the effect of living on alms (social services) and not doing duties, being unrestrained?
Would it be similar like the destiny for monks? It's said that one living on alms, not doing his duties (foremost sense-restrain) but enjoys sensual pleasures increases his debts: e.g. poorness, ...
Merit versus Virtue
What is the difference between merit and virtue from a Buddhist standpoint? Is it the difference between being and doing? Which is better from a karmic perspective? I think the idea of merit in ...
Would a Buddha ever lie about lying?
Would an enlightened person (stream enterer at the minimum) ever [falsely] make the claim that he is lying?
Is identifying with the good always a problem?
When a person or a group of people identify themselves with "the good" (in opposition to "not so good" or even "the evil" of others), quite often this can lead to "...
Are virtuous humans reborn as Devas and sinful humans reborn as Demons?
Or is it more complicated than that? i.e random?
False Virtue and True Virtue [closed]
Does any Buddhist school teach about False (fake, hypocritical) Virtue (goodwill, goodness)? What it is, how common it is, how it differs from the true authentic virtue, perhaps its causes and its ...
If one is with firm good heart but unknowingly serves and follows unjust masters, does one still approach better in samsara?
Edit 2: It is really hard to find a corresponding word to 功德 in English... Maybe I should abandon using the Sanskrit word guṇa... And consider 功德 and guṇa as "qualities that leads to better ...
Laws of the land, and Buddhist virtues and precepts
Some laws coincide with Buddhist precepts for e.g. penalizing murder and theft. But there are other laws like traffic rules or Covid-19 rules which have no direct equivalent in Buddhism. However, we ...
What's the role of altruism in Buddhism?
In discussions about how to translate words such as averena (a negation of some quality), I've seen two general kinds of answer: or the compound word is not just the negation of the suffix, but its ...
Keeping a pet cat, without training or encouraging it to kill rats
Let's say a lay Buddhist has a rat infestation problem in his or her house. Catching rats using traps and killing them is clearly breaking the first precept of not taking a life. What about keeping a ...
Bad conduct leads to richness?
Some people, althought saying that following the Buddhas teaching, but maybe do not have much trust or understandig into cause and effect, kamma, saying that richness and success comes from no fear to ...
Taking out the plank from one's own eye
Is there any equivalent quotation from the Buddhist scriptures to the following from the Christian Bible (Matthew 7:3-5)? Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no ...
Is "To Forgive is the only way to forget" an authentic quote of the Buddha?
" To Forgive is the only way to forget " Is this one of the sayings of Lord Buddha. This quote is beautiful, but I couldn't find the source.
What constitutes virtue and how to train myself in virtue?
It is said that Virtue is the ultimate weapon. It is also said that virtue automatically leads to enlightenment without any volition or desire to achieve enlightenment. Therefore I want to develop '...