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The Second fetter

BunksBunks Australia Veteran

So all these years I’ve seen the second fetter (silabatta paramasa) translated as “attachment to rites and rituals”.

Then, out of the blue, my man Ajahn Martin translates it as “not keeping the five precepts”.

Pretty important for those of us going for stream entry!

See 43m 37s of the video below



  • DavidDavid some guy Veteran

    I thought attachment to rites and rituals was the third fetter with the second being doubting the Buddha.

    Not keeping the precepts (or at least not taking them to heart) could be caused by doubting the dharma and the Buddha.

  • NamadaNamada Veteran
    edited December 2017

    Pretty important for those of us going for stream entry!

    Other thing to remember if you going for stream entry:

    Six actions that are not committed
    A sotāpanna will not commit six wrong actions:

    1.Murdering one's own mother.
    2.Murdering one's own father.
    3.Murdering an arahant.
    4.Maliciously injuring the Buddha to the point of drawing blood.
    5.Deliberately creating a schism in the monastic community.
    6.Taking another Teacher [besides Buddha].[32]

    Just good to know ;)

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