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Are there sins in Buddhism?

The Buddha Dharma Education Association also expressly states "The idea of sin or original sin has no place in Buddhism." Zen student and author Barbara O'Brien has said that "Buddhism has no concept of sin." Walpola Rahula also disagreed with the notion of sin, saying "In fact there is no 'sin' in Buddhism, as sin is

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In respect to this, what is considered a sin in Buddhism?

As Buddhism does not believe in any personal God or any Supreme Being, the word “pāpa, apuñña” or sin stands for the evil elements that defile the mind and have a deadening effect on the psyche making it difficult for its upliftment.

Additionally, what are the 108 sins of Buddhism? The 108 Defilements of Buddhism

ostentatiousness grudge gambling
inattentiveness contempt wrath
greed for money seducement vindictiveness
voluptuousness excessiveness censoriousness
egoism ignorance hatred

Beside this, is there a god in Buddhism?

Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC. There is no belief in a personal god. Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible.

What are the five grave offenses?

The five crimes are:

  • Intentionally murdering one's father.
  • Intentionally murdering one's mother.
  • Killing an Arhat (fully enlightened being).
  • Shedding the blood of a Buddha.
  • Creating a schism within the Sangha, the community of Buddhist monks, nuns and pari?ā who try to attain enlightenment.

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