Buddhist stance on gambling

Buddhist stance on gambling

2 months ago

LETTERS: I REFER to a news article recently about two men bringing Buddha statues for "divine intervention" for placing bets at betting centres. In the spirit of unity and respect for all religions, I must state that this practice is totally contrary to Buddhism.

One must have the correct knowledge and be able to differentiate between the true teachings of the Buddha and those that have incorporated their superstitious and wrong beliefs in the religion which can be deemed as deviant.

In reference to the Buddhist scripture, Digha Nikaya, the enlightened Buddha clearly stated the Buddhist position on gambling. In the discourse, the enlightened one states "there are... six evil consequences in indulging in gambling" and they are as follows:

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