Wise Consumption Pt. 1of3 – Dharma Talk by David Sudar (9-8-2020)


Originally given on 9/8/2020 at the Path of Sincerity Tuesday night Sangha, by David Sudar.


Tonight we’re going to begin a three-week series on “wise consumption,” which is an application of Right Action and the 5th precept.  We will primarily look at ways we consume unwisely, and what exactly motivates those choices and behaviors.

To start with, we’ll focus a little more on the 5th precept, which is abstaining from intoxicants that lead to carelessness.  After investigating what is even meant by “intoxicant” and “carelessness,” we’ll branch out to see how the 5th precept could really be considered to apply to all of the inputs we take in, from technology to substances to food to everything in between.

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