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I'm glad to see this article, but I wonder if this long quote from Bhikkhu Bodhi is the way to go. I'd prefer to use some shorter quotes, do a bit of original writing to flesh it out a bit more, and then provide some links to different works which cover this topic. (Hard to top Bhikkhu Bodhi's Noble Eightfold Path, but I think there are also some good pieces out there.)

I'm gonna work on it below for a while before I copy it to the actual article Obhaso 07:25, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Proposed Edit[edit]

(second paragraph)

It is said that in the course of the training for enlightenment over many lifetimes, a bodhisatta can break all the moral precepts except the stricture of truthfulness. The centrality of this training is due to the nature of Enlightenment in the Buddhist tradition being a profound commitment to the truth of Nature (Dhamma). Without a commitment to Truth, Enlightenment is impossible.

"Much more than an ethical principle, devotion to truthful speech is a matter of taking our stand on reality rather than illusion, on the truth grasped by wisdom rather than the fantasies woven by desire."
-Bhikkhu Bodhi
I’d like to leave the Bhikkhu Bodhi quote intact. I find it hard to be as articulate as Bhikkhu Bodhi and the distribution agreement at Access to Insight is that the text is not to be changed: There is also this guideline:

The article is a stub and would be improved by adding rather than deleting content. I look forward to the fruits of your research. Thanks for listening. Dhammapal 11:04, 6 June 2006 (UTC)