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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:24 AM

46. I would say rather that the Buddhist precepts and

the Buddha's teachings point to non-violence. And they recognize that violence or at least harm is not something you can avoid and still live in the world.

A follower of the way, even a so called "enlightened being", would be unlikely to choose violence. However, if they did they would accept that action as their own, understand and accept the consequences of their action (karma) and not make excuses.

Also, it is important to remember another word for Buddha, Buddhist, enlightened being, is HUMAN.

At least this is my understanding from my studies and my own practice.

Even the Buddha in a past life committed murder.

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