Morality is not a Prison, but the
only Effective Protection!
What is Morality?
is the root cause of all success, and all what is good.
is the intention behind avoidance of all wrong-doing.
is the mental combination of non-envy, goodwill, and right view.
is the self-control enabled by awareness, tolerance, and restraint.
is the non-breaking of the rules one has accepted and respects.
is the Meaning of Morality?
means consistency between all mental, verbal, and bodily actions.
means upholding the very foundation of all advantageous states.
is the Function of Morality?
STOP bad and evil behaviour, and thus its painful future effects.
ATTAIN blameless mental purity, and the blissful joy of innocence.
is the Manifestation of Morality?
Morality manifests the blameless innocence of
mental, verbal, and behavioural purity.
is the Proximate Cause of Morality?
The scrupulous shame within
conscience is the cause of any moral ethics.
The fear of the results of
wrongdoing is the cause of any moral ethics.
Shame and fear of wrongdoing are therefore 2 protectors of the world!
Audio: Moral Purity is Prime
creates future Pleasure!
Doing Bad creates future Pain!
More on this basic first cause of
all Good: Morality (Sīla)!
Source: The Path of Purification:
Written by 'the great explainer'
Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC.