Kai (Zen)

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As Kai refers to the rules of the community of Zen -Übenden ( Sangha ), to comply voluntarily commit themselves among other members of the monastic communities.

They are a brief collection of precepts resulting from the noble eightfold path of Buddhist teaching . In the course of the history of Buddhism there were up to 250 regulations for men and 328 for women ( Patimokkha ) for cultural and historical reasons . They have now been reduced to ten rules.

These are not commandments , as this term is understood in Christianity . The wharfs are only intended to provide a certain direction for the independent examination of one's own actions in a specific situation. Therefore, the imperative form is not used.

Even if the quays sound very simple, they include - again similar to the Christian commandments - very subtle facts.

The ten quays are:

  1. Not dead
  2. Don't steal
  3. Don't abuse sexuality
  4. Do not lie
  5. Do not be excessive with food and drink
  6. Don't be complacent or arrogant
  7. Don't be stingy or greedy
  8. Don't get angry
  9. Don't be dogmatic
  10. Do not abuse the Buddha, Dharma or Sangha

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