Gambling / Precepts

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jonaz108
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Gambling / Precepts

Postby jonaz108 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:55 pm

Namaste,
Gambling or luck games are against buddhist precepts?
(I am inclined to believe that they are, but I'd like to hear your opinion)
gratefully yours,
John
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Re: Gambling / Precepts

Postby Rakz » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:59 pm

Not against Buddhist precepts but Buddha did warn about it.

"There are, young householder, these six evil consequences in indulging in gambling:

(i) the winner begets hate,
(ii) the loser grieves for lost wealth,
(iii) loss of wealth,
(iv) his word is not relied upon in a court of law,
(v) he is despised by his friends and associates,
(vi) he is not sought after for matrimony; for people would say he is a gambler and is not fit to look after a wife.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html

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Re: Gambling / Precepts

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:19 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Gambling / Precepts

Postby jonaz108 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:40 am

Grateful for your answers.
:namaste:
John
Since I live in Portugal, I can only answer to posts between 9:00 and 20:00 (0º UTC).


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