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Buddha Quote

Thursday September 28, 2023

The Third Precept
The Third Precept is sometimes taught to mean "to avoid sensual
(not just sexual) misconduct." This is very interesting because
it widens the scope of what pertains to not observing the precept
(besides the usual no extramarital affairs...). You might
discover that in the single act of sex exists pleasures of all
the senses simultaneously. My personal realisation from the
translation of "sensual misconduct" is that as long as one abuses
any one of the six senses (of sight, hearing, smelling, taste,
touch, thinking), or indulges any one sense continuously in
sensual pleasure, one is deemed to be breaking the precept. This
would include things like overeating (abusal and indulgence of
the sense of taste), "addiction" to certain types of music
(abusal and indulgence of the sense of hearing). We should
remember the purpose of observing this precept-to learn to be
content (instead of being pleasure-crazed) and to channel more
focused energy towards spiritual cultivation.

  "Buddha Quote" compiled by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore. Used by permission. kmspks.org
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