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With Ven. S. Dhammika

The Five Precepts
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  • Buddhists don’t believe in a god, how do you know right from wrong
  • So does Buddhism have a code of morality
  • But surely it is good to kill sometimes, eg disease-spreading insects
  • You Buddhists are too concerned about ants and bugs
  • The Third Precept says we should avoid sexual misconduct. Explain
  • Is sex before marriage a type a sexual misconduct
  • But what about lying? Is it possible to live without telling lies
  • Well, what about alcohol? Surely a little drink doesn’t hurt
  • Drinking a small amount wouldn’t be really breaking the precept
  • The five precepts are negative. They don’t tell you what to do