does the first of the five percepts apply to roaches?

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  • cherub
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    It does apply, but it's not killing them if you drop poison in an area that happens to be frequented by roaches. They would be committing suicide if they walked through or ate the poison. Sticky boards too. Just have a different reason than killing to place the roach-trespassing warnings.

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  • 10 years ago

    Looks that way,cant find any loop holes,maybe you could relocate it.

    1. I will be mindful and reverential with all life,

    I will not be violent nor will I kill.

    Avoid killing or harming any living being.

    I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.

    I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures.

    Do not do harm to other beings.

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  • Strega
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Not for me, I say kill them all!! I think they are plotting to take over the world and they make my eye get a nervous tick if I know one is somewhere near me. You were talking about buddhism I hope.

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  • No, just the one about using a paper clip.

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