The Death Penalty

Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion

Buddhism has no central scrutinizer whose job is to tell all Buddhists what to believe. It is possible that some Buddhists support the death penalty, but killing anyone does look like a violation of the first precept, to avoid harming anyone.

There are various points at which Buddhism and Christianity teach the same principles. That I know, one of the “Ten Commandments” that many Christians are very fond of is “Thou shalt not…

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