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BUD 101-6, The Moral-Discipline Teachings of the Path, Part I

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This is the sixth episode in the Introduction to Buddhism series. In this episode, Tenzin concludes his discussion of the miond-training aspects of the eightfold noble path by explaining Buddha's right concentration teachings. Tenzin also introduces Buddha's moral-discipline teachings. Buddha taught that moral discipline requires refraining from engaging in non-virtuous actions of body, speech and mind and earning one's living by "right livelihood." Tenzin states the non-virtues of each of the three type and gives a detailed explanation of the non-virtues of body. Tenzin's explanation of the non-virtues of body includes a discussion of all of the criteria for determining what constitutes a "completed" act of any of the types of nonvirtuous action.  Tenzin also explains Buddha's teaching about the factors which determine the severity of an act of nonvirtue.