Posted by Rochelle (220.127.116.11) on April 19, 2000 at 13:28:30:
In Reply to: Altar Instructions (requested) posted by Sergio on April 18, 2000 at 11:10:35:
You seem to be very grounded in your practice. But I do see a hypocritical element in your reasoning. The precepts say not to take intoxins. How can you justify alcohol as a social necessity, to make it ok to break a precept. That's like me saying there's social pressure to cheat on my husband because everyone else is doing it. If you could help me to understand how being hypocritical makes you a spokesman for how to practice buddhism The Right Way (i.e. with a teacher, without one you are not really a buddhist) then I would appreciate it.
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