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    Minnivei
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    Hello tiny Buddha
    glad that im back here!! I hope you guys are all safe & healthy during this pandemic

    i have just one question

    Is raising the price and then discounting the price of the product included in the violation of the fourth Buddhist precepts?

    we discount it so that buyers in the marketplace r more interested to buy cause they’ll see “Wow this product is discounted for 35%”

     

    The fourth precept involves falsehood spoken or committed to by action, as well as malicious speech, harsh speech and gossip

    thankyou!!!

     

    #383523
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Minnivei:

    Welcome back, it was more than 3 years ago that you posted last. As to your question, it involves the Fourth Buddhist Precept.

    learn religions. com explains that the 4th precept translates to “I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech”,  “Zen teacher Norman Fischer says the Fourth Precept is ‘I vow not to lie but to be truthful'”.

    The entry further explains: “In Buddhism, being truthful goes beyond simply not telling lies… it also means using speech to benefit others, and not to use it to benefit only ourselves…

    “Speech rooted in the Three Poisons- hate, greed, and ignorance- is false speech. If your speech is designed to get something you want, or to hurt someone you don’t like, or to make you seem more important to others, it is false speech even if what you say is factual. For example, repeating ugly gossip about someone you don’t like is false speech, even if the gossip is true”.

    You asked: “Is raising the price and then discounting the price of the product included in the violation of the fourth Buddhist precepts?”- you mean raising the price of an item and then discounting it, so to give  customers the false impression that they are getting a better deal than they are really getting, and in so doing, motivating customers to purchase the item and create a bigger profit for you.

    Seems to me that yes, this practice, although common,  is in violation of the Fourth Precept because it involves deceit. To be truthful and beneficial to yourself and to other people.. you have to practice what is uncommon, which is not easy, is it?

    anita

    #383925
    Minnivei
    Participant

    Hello anita

    Yes it is not easy of course. But i’ll try

    Thank you Anita for your response.

    I’m happy to have you to discuss abt my dilemma

    🙂

     

    #383934
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Minnivei:

    You are welcome and I’m glad that you are here. Post again anytime you need to!

    anita

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