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  • But this comes, surely, very close to the idea of akusala kamma or "unskilled action" in Buddhism.

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • But this comes, surely, very close to the idea of akusala kamma or "unskilled action" in Buddhism.

    Archive 2009-07-19

  • But, O Kalams, when you know for yourselvesthat certain things are unwholesome (akusala) and wrong, and bad, then give them up ...

    Boors versus Buddhists

  • The Pali word kamma (Sanskrit karma) literally means "action" (i.e., volition: cetana), which can be either skilled (kusala) or unskilled (akusala).

    Archive 2009-07-19

  • The Pali word kamma (Sanskrit karma) literally means "action" (i.e., volition: cetana), which can be either skilled (kusala) or unskilled (akusala).

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • “When you know in yourselves that these things are ‘helpful’ (kusala) and those ‘un­helpful’ (akusala), then you should practice this ethic and stick to it, whatever anybody else tells you.”

    Buddha

  • Following Lassen, he renders kusala and akusala as "prosperous" and "unprosperous;" for medhabi K.T. T.lang has rendered "talented" which has not the sanction of good usage.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • It is one of the extraordinary anomalies of the system, that combined with these principles of self-reliance and perfectibility, Buddhism has incorporated to a certain extent the doctrine of fate or "necessity," under which it demonstrates that adverse events are the general results of _akusala_ or moral demerit in some previous stage of existence.

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • (akusala) activities as violence, lying, stealing, in­toxication and sex.

    Buddha

  • Gotama’s use of the words kusala and akusala are significant.

    Buddha

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