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Majjhima Sila

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Majjhima Sila

13.abstain from hurting the seeds, plants, roots, branches, cheating, trading, slavery, forgery, bribery, and criminal conducts
14.abstain from hoarding foods, drinks, clothes (robes), beddings, perfumes, spices, and other tools
15.taking meal once a day,
16.abstain from watching shows (dances, exhibitions, matches, music performances, parade, etc)
17.abstain from playing games (card games, board games, dices, game of chance, racing game, acrobatics, word games, etc)
18.abstain from using luxurious furniture and beddings
19.abstain from using cosmetics, make-up, fancy and luxurious clothes (robes),
20.abstain from discussion about people, politicians, criminals, terrors, food and beverages, clothings, places, families, cities, wars and battles, heroes, ghosts, street rumors, speculation on how the world is created, or about existence and non-existence
21.abstain from accusing or denying or goading or challenging (i.e: 'I practised this Dhamma devoutly but you don't!' or 'What you utter is old rubbish' or 'You are wrong!' or 'Free yourself if you can!)
22.abstain from being courier or messengers of politicians or higher administrations
23.abstain from deceiving lay people by uttering spells to exorcise demon or make someone's fortunate, acting like a holy person by reciting mantras