Definitions

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  • adj. Not virtuous.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ virtuous

Examples

  • The four great opponents eliminate the necessity for us to experience the unfortunate consequences of our previously committed nonvirtuous actions.

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons

  • Whatever suffering we have must be the result of nonvirtuous actions we ourselves have committed in the past.

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons

  • Cause and effect describes the universal law of karma whereby virtuous actions result in happiness and nonvirtuous actions in suffering.

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons

  • It is never possible for us to experience the consequences of the nonvirtuous actions of others.

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons

  • The bad effects of a nonvirtuous action can be mitigated in four ways: by disclosing it, by regretting having done it, by intending not to do it in the future, and by engaging in virtuous actions such as public service.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • Many factors influence the weight of virtuous and nonvirtuous actions: the intensity of motivation, habituation, whether the action harms or helps beneficial people or groups, and keenness for the action throughout life.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • Although a happy transmigration as a human or god is a fruitional effect of a virtuous karma, and a bad transmigration as an animal, hungry ghost, or hell-being is a fruitional effect of a nonvirtuous karma, the karmas that fill out the details of that particular life situation can be either virtuous or nonvirtuous.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • Since mind and body are produced and disintegrate, it absurdly would have to be asserted that the I is inherently produced and inherently disintegrates, in which case either the pleasurable effects of virtuous actions and the painful effects of nonvirtuous actions absurdly would not bear fruit for us, or absurdly we would be experiencing the effects of actions we ourselves did not commit.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • The karmas that fill out the details of a particular life situation can be either virtuous or nonvirtuous.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • In addition, many factors influence the weight of virtuous and nonvirtuous actions:

    Becoming Enlightened

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