zeninmodernlife

1st Precept – Do not kill.

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2011 at 12:01 am

1st Precept.
From the Enlightened viewpoint there is no crime such as murder as the truth of no-separate-self is known. This viewpoint is dangerous and rarely stated though and as the Enlightened would never kill*, why should it be? This rule, though untruthful, is maintained to avoid suffering in those with the sense of separate self (nearly all beings).

 

* Murder, the thought of, the one to be murdered and the murderer are all separations in the mind.

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  1. How about, “die before you die”? Suicide? Murdering oneself?

    😀

  2. 😀

    Maharishi said how we are all murderers of the (true)self in each moment as we live tied to the fake one.

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