Purpose of precepts

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2014.

  • The reasons why Buddha created the precepts
  • How precepts promote harmony
  • Monastics inspire laypeople
  • Sangha’s interrelationship with general society
  • Using robes as an opportunity to connect with people
  • Precepts help us to stay calm and restrain our restless energy
  • The ultimate purpose of the precepts—sustaining the Dharma
08 Exploring Monastic Life: The Purpose of Precepts 08-14-14

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