Precepts (sikkhāpada)
Subtopics: Five Precepts, Eight Precepts
See also: Virtue
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Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 25, 2013

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19. “What suggestions do you have when thoughts of transgression of sila arise. I cannot change the past, but I have regrets.” [Precepts] [Restlessness and worry]


Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 26, 2013

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2. “During retreats I sometimes have dreams in which my actions are unskillful. Does one eventually keep the precepts even in dreams?” [Precepts] [Dreams]


Buddhist Identity in the Modern WorldAjahn Pasanno – Aug. 15, 2015

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2. “What did the Buddha think following his teachings should mean or entail?” [Three Refuges] [Precepts] [History/Western Buddhism] [Buddhist identity] // [Virtue] [Lay life] [Faith] [Generosity] [Association with people of integrity] [Hearing the true Dhamma] [Learning] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] [Conceit]

Sutta: AN 8.26 Jīvaka Sutta


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7. Comments about the positive reputation of Buddhism in the West. [Culture/West] [Precepts] [Idealism] [Buddhist identity]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno.


2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 24, 2015

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1. “What are the consequences of breaking a precept?” [Precepts]


Suttas You've Never Heard Of, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 25, 2016

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13. “When you're living on the precepts, how do I relate to (for example) a friend who tells me about an affair they are having?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Jotipālo. [Precepts] [Spiritual friendship] [Sexual misconduct] // [Skillful qualities] [Admonishment/feedback] [Discernment] [Right Speech] [Vinaya] [Abhayagiri]

Quote: “Don't admonish your fellow monks before the meal.” — Ajahn Chah. Quoted by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Chah] [Monastic life] [Food] [Eating after noon]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 6Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 24, 2016

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16. “Could you share some teaching about protecting qualities of the Dhamma and how I can feel less fear while keeping the precepts?” [Dhamma] [Virtue] [Fear] [Precepts]


Teen Weekend 2017Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 2, 2017

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18. “For the sake of the precepts, what's the definition of gossip?” [Precepts] [Malicious speech] [Idle chatter]


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20. “Is the point of the precepts to create as much well-being and as little pain in your environment as possible?” [Precepts] [Happiness] // [Non-contention] [Communal harmony] [Trust]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 19, 2018

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1. “Why are the precepts worded as things not to do rather than as aspirations?” [Precepts] [Vinaya] // [Dhamma]

Quote: “You can't mandate goodness.” [Precepts]


The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2018

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13. “Can you talk about evolution and growth in regards to the precepts as opposed to just following rules?” [Five Precepts] [Precepts] [Attachment to rites and rituals] // [Pāli] [Etymology] [Learning] [Suffering] [Doubt] [Self-identity view]