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What are the 8 Training Rules (Precepts), which brings Divinity?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
The habitual praxis of the observance day endowed with eight features brings high
reward and blessing, & is of sublime dignity and greatness! And which are these 8
features? In this, any Noble Disciple considers within himself: Throughout their life
the Arahats avoid lying & refrain from any falsehood. They speak only the factual &
actual truth, they are very devoted to valid accuracy, reliable, all honest, worthy of
trust & confidence, and never neither deceiving, nor pretending! May I also, this day
& night, avoid all lying & refrain from any fake falsehood...  By that I will follow the
track & traits of these perfected Arahats! I shall then have observed the Uposatha
observance day perfectly. With this fourth praxis is the observance day enriched.
Observed in this very way, brings the observance day endowed with eight features
high - even divine - reward & blessing & is of sublime dignity and immense greatness...

Honest Facts:
There are those, who break the holy vows,
who speak false, deceive & pretend,
who thus cannot hope for a good future,
There is no evil such ones cannot do ... !
Dhammapada 176

Those who falsely declare: "That indeed happened",
about what did not happen or: "I did not do that",
about what they actually did, earn themselves
a hot ticket to a screaming future in Hell...
Dhammapada 306

One can only convince the liar with truth....
Dhammapada 223

If one speaks truth only, one wins a divine future!
Dhammapada 224

Behaviour that counts as ways of lying:
Any falsehood, dishonesty, misrepresentation, fabrication, faking, evasion, pretending,
deceiving, simulation, impersonation, misleading, mimicry, sham, double-dealing, imposting,
imitation, cheating, fraud, swindling, trickery, forgery, fiction, perjury, untruthfulness, &
any bending, colouring, cover up, concealing, disguising, hiding or obscuration of the facts!

More on Neither Lying, nor Deceiving, nor Pretending:

Audio: Moral Purity is Prime Podcast:

Truth always Triumphs! from Bhikkhu Samahita on Vimeo.

More on this Optimal Buddhist Uposatha Day Observance:

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 8:44

Neither Lying, nor Deceiving, nor Pretending!

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