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Sex and the Five Precepts

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Hannah Tennant-Moore’s essay on Buddhism and Sex is well worth a read.

It’s no coincidence that the most controversial transgressions against the precepts in fledgling American dharma centers have been related to the open-ended admonition against sexual misconduct. The difference between a white lie and a manipulative untruth is relatively clear; sorting out the wholesome signals one’s body gives from the unwholesome ones presents a much more complicated challenge. It actually took me several years to realize that simply feeling attracted to someone is not a good enough reason to sleep with him. …

Personal Heaven, Personal Hell | Tricycle Magazine

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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