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The Principles of Ethics: Right Action

by Sangharakshita

How can we decide between right and wrong? The Eastern criterion of ethics is psychological rather than theological: ethical behaviour is said to express higher orders of awareness. This lecture explains the Five Shilas (ethical principles), the basic Buddhist precepts.

Talk given in 1968.

This talk is part of the series The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.

Total running time: 57:17