• Avoid causing harm to other sentient beings
    • “Do not kill”
    • “Affirm life”
    • Vegetarian controversy arises.
      • See more under Zen Kitchen
    • Avoid taking anything that is not freely given
      • “Do not steal”
      • “Be generous”
    • Avoid sexual misconduct
      • Refrain from abusive or manipulative sex
      • Monks/Nuns often celibate
    •  Avoid untruthfulness
      • “Do not lie”
      • This includes one’s own thoughts and thinking
    • Avoid clouding the mind with drugs
      • “Refrain from intoxicating drugs and drinks”
      • Alcohol prohibition controversy
        • Is it alright to drink alcohol as long as it is not to excess?
      • This also includes:
        • No zoning out for hours
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