Breaking any one of the 5 precepts

Breaking any one of the 5 precepts

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New York, NY

#1 Feb 3, 2013
Cuts you off from the Triple Gem Refuge!
According to the Commentary, a novice who breaks any of the first five training rules has cut himself off from the Triple Refuge, from his teacher, and from his right to a lodging in a monastery.
Although the comment is about a novice this most likely applies to lay people as well.
So any Buddhist who says that the precepts are "voluntary" or not important to be a Buddhist--are very ignorant.
Keep the 5 precepts!

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