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Buddhist Morality. Key teachings Dharma Karma Precepts Vinaya Virtues Mahayana ‘Perfections’ Skilful Means. The 4 Noble Truths. The Eightfold Path. The Five Precepts. The Prātimokṣa. ‘Cardinal’ Virtues and Vices. Three Categories of Buddhist Virtues. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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1Buddhist MoralityKey teachingsDharmaKarmaPreceptsVinayaVirtuesMahayana PerfectionsSkilful Means2The 4 Noble Truths3The Eightfold Path4The Five Precepts5The Prtimoka6Cardinal Virtues and Vices78Three Categories of Buddhist Virtues8Content of the three categories91) Foundational (e.g.mindfulness)2) Self-RegardingHumilitySelf-masteryEquanimity3) Other-RegardingSolicitudeNon-violenceresponsibleness9The Six Perfections10AvalokitevaraThe embodiment of compassion, with 1000 arms and multiple heads and faces11

ManjusriThe embodiment of wisdom with sword and scripture12

4 Styles of Buddhist Ethics13Systems of Ethics14Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) 15

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) John Stuart Mill(1806-1873)16

Aristotle (384-322 BCE) 17

Books on Buddhist Ethics


The Buddhist View?Authority in canonical sourcesSupport in non-canonical or commentarial literaturethe absence of contradictory evidence or counterexamples in these two groups of sources evidence that the view is pan-Buddhist confirmation that the view has a broad cultural basehas been held consistently over time19Karma and RebirthDoes it make sense to believe in reincarnation? If "no," are people like the Buddha deluded when they claim to remember past lives? If "yes," what evidence is there for it? 20What is the source of morality for Buddhists?Can Buddhist moral teachings have any force if Buddhism does not believe in a divine lawgiver? Are there any universal moral values or is morality determined primarily by local culture?21Buddhism and PlatoAre acts bad because they are punished by karma?Or are they punished by karma because they are bad?22