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Does any/every form of lying violate the precept of "not-lying"?

The motivation DOES make a difference to the karma of an action. The classic discussion about karma stresses motivation. Karma as action denotes an act of mental volition (cetanā), and the bodily ...
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Lies as self defence vs. Physical self defence

I would consider the fourth precept on musavada (lying) in Buddha Dhamma to include all abuses done by speech. That would also include harsh speech, slander, and gossip which will harm oneself and ...
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Changing parts of circumstances and the precept of not speaking what is not true

The ones who are fully established in this Dhamma Path are not an arrogant lot. We all make mistakes in life. For any significant change to take place in our lives we must first develop a sense of ...
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Lies as self defence vs. Physical self defence

The key is intent to deceive and the person understanding the deceptive communication. If the intention to deceive is not there then there is no unwholesome. If you mistakenly believe something and ...
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Lying while playing a game

Lying is deception for worldly gain. “He speaks falsehood. If he is summoned to a council, to an assembly, to his relatives’ presence, to his guild, or to the court, and questioned as a witness thus: ...
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Changing parts of circumstances and the precept of not speaking what is not true

The condition for lying are: i) The statement must be untrue. ii) There must be an intention to deceive. iii) An effort must be made to deceive. iv) The other person must know the meaning of what is ...
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Does any/every form of lying violate the precept of "not-lying"?

The simple answer is "Yes" However, there are different weight in each Kamma. A person who tells a lie to protect his life has the least weight. It also depends on the person. Monks are expected to ...
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Changing parts of circumstances and the precept of not speaking what is not true

For example here: There might be a question, receiving answers. Afterwards are changes of the questions by telling about the circumstances differently, sometime seemingly slight, does a change ...
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Changing of questions and the precept of not speaking what is not true

Afterwards are changes of the questions, sometime seemingly slight, does a change counts as a break? I think it was right (skillful) of you to post this comment ... (Maybe) Better to put your ...
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Does any/every form of lying violate the precept of "not-lying"?

Any statement meeting the following conditions is ling. FIVE PRECEPTS (PACASILA) So there will be dilemmas like if you tell the truth someone may lose their life or similar situation. One must weigh ...
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Lies as self defence vs. Physical self defence

If what you say is true (that "physical self-defence" is permitted), perhaps one consideration might be that that is to do with the order's good reputation versus bringing the order into disrepute? ...
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Lies as self defence vs. Physical self defence

Apart from the intention to deceive, as Suminda states, there is also not 'treating this as this', but rather 'treating this as that and that as this', which is creating/forcing delusion onto the ...
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