"Sin" in Buddhism?

Sin in Buddhism?

It can be said that there is only one sin in Buddhism, and that is ignorance - especially that of the Four Noble Truths and a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of reality. It's held that your karma (actions), good, bad or neutral, have an inevitable and automatic effect in a long chain of causes.

In Islam, Sikhism, Mormon Church, Seventh-day Adventist Church, and among the Amish and Mennonites, adherents are required to abstain from alcohol altogether and refrain from selling it. In Buddhism, rather than "thou shalt not", Buddha leaves it up to the individual to make sensible decisions. One of the Five Precepts, the basic code of ethics of Buddhism, is to refrain from any intoxicants which lead to carelessness, thoughtlessness and unmindfulness. Any heedless action is not a "sin against God", but has consequences in the cycle of life and death.

Another Buddha dressing a window.

Song of the Day: In Search Of The Peace Of Mind - Scorpions (1972)
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