3.5.2 Cāritta and Vāritta Sīla*

Here is the section divided into two kinds:
Following the training of precepts as described by the Bhagava, saying: “This should be done!” that is keeping. If those things are not performed, that are rejected by him saying: “This should not be done!” that is avoiding.

Here is the meaning of the wording:
They proceed within the virtues, fulfilling them, thus it is keeping. They shelter, protecting avoidance, thus it is avoiding. Thus enforcing faith and energy, they accomplish keeping; providing faith and mindfulness they accomplish avoiding. This is how keeping and avoiding is twofold.

* Sīlappabhedakathā: Sīla+p+pabheda+kathā: Sīla + breaking up/ analyzing + talk
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