This doesn't make sense. How can you skip the means to an end and achieve the end?Anders wrote:Sila is certainly a fruit in itself, since a number of joyous qualities arise freely from it.
The Buddha didn't teach this way: I teach Virtue, but only as a means to and end. if there were other means to that end, I wouldn't teach virtue.
That's the teaching of someone who would like to skip that part.
We've been discussing the Buddhist path, or as I've presumed, the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path includes samadhi and prajna, in addition to sila.
Are you suggesting that becoming a better person is only about virtue, and has nothing to do with effort, mindfulness, concentration, insight, or wisdom?