Precepts To Commitments

by Peter Carlson on May 10, 2012

Continuing the exploration of what the Dhamma means in the 21st century, the basic precepts of Buddhism were discussed.  Peter explained that the precepts are organized around the cultivation of wisdom, which is the combination of clear awareness and benevolent intention.  The potential value of using the word commitment rather than precept was explained as commitment implies an action phase.  A new list of commitments was provided (which will be posted on the web site), carefully constructed to convey the basic aspects of wisdom, hopefully in a way more useful in our era.

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