[INDOLOGY] Caste system and Buddhism

rajam rajam at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 1 00:01:07 UTC 2016

Thanks! And yet, it’s not clear to me what actions were considered “good” what actions were considered “bad” … and so on.

>From the buddhist epic Manimekalai we learn about the ethics of “pancha śīla” — that is to avoid drinking, theft, passion/desire, murder, lying. That’s about it. Is that what’s implied in saying “actions/deeds?"

> On May 31, 2016, at 4:49 PM, Dan Lusthaus <prajnapti at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Pali term being translated as “deeds” is kamma (Skt. karma). What you do, your actions, is what makes us different. All actions.
> Dan Lusthaus
>>  'all are the same by birth and differ by their deeds’.
>> However, I’ve never been able to find out what those deeds are!

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