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Mahasi Sayadaw on How to Live Virtuously as a Layperson

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:00 -- Mahasi Sayadaw

The practice of morality is not as exhaustive for laypeople as it is for monks. The purposes of laypeople are served by either the five precepts or the eight precepts topped with right livelihood (ājīvaṭṭhamakasīla). One may wonder how these two forms of morality can serve equally well when some of their precepts differ. It is because their “Dos and Don’ts” are fundamentally the same.

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