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    The Saving Aspects of Morality?

The Primary Aspect of Morality is:
Composing internal consistency in all behaviour...

The Dual Aspects of Morality are:
Keeping the rules and avoiding wrongdoing...
Good behaviour and mental purification...
Good intention and complete self-control...
Dependent on prompting or own initiative...
Limited in extent or unlimited in extent...
Temporary & feeble or lifelong & stable...
Ordinary=Mundane or Supramundane=Noble...

The Triple aspects of Morality are:
Low, or medium, or superior...
Giving first priority to oneself, or to the world, or to the Dhamma...
Clung to, or not clung to, or naturally & spontaneously maintained...
Pure, or impure, or dubious and doubtful...
The learner's, the learned's, or the neither-learner-nor-learned's...

Audio: Moral Purity is Prime Podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/bhikkhu-samahita/essential-is-virtue-sila

The Quadruple aspects of Morality are:
Leading to falling, to stagnation, to distinction, or to penetration...
That of Bhikkhus, or Bhikkhunis, or novices, or the laity...
Being natural, customary, necessary, or caused by prior events...
Regarding the rules, the sense doors, livelihood, or the requisites...

The Fivefold aspects of Morality are:
Limited, unlimited, completed, detached, and tranquillized purity...
Intending, refraining, controlling, leaving, and non-transgression...
These are the various inherent aspects of Morality...

Source: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga.
Written by 'the great explainer' Ven. Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC.

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdfs/PathofPurification2011.pdf

More on this basic first cause of all Good: Morality (Sīla)!
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Happy_Habit.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Virtue.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/immaculate_virtue.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Best_Protection.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_Good_Disciple.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Five_Basics.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Best_Buddhist_Praxis.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sila_Contemplation.htm

Morality is the Seed of all Good!

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