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The Second Paramita

By Aitken, Robert, Roshi

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Title: The Second Paramita  
Author: Aitken, Robert, Roshi
Language: English
Subject: Religion, Buddhism, Buddhism and literature
Collections: BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network
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Excerpt: Shila is the mnemonic listing of precepts, and by extension it is Vinaya, the moral way. Vinaya is the first of the Three Baskets or Tripitaka, the Buddhist canon, the others being Sutra and Abhidharma, the teachings and the commentaries. Formally becoming a Buddhist is a matter of accepting the precepts in the ceremony called Jukai. To understand how morality and Buddhism go together, it is probably best to review the Buddhist teaching itself briefly:


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