Maintaining the Five Precepts and Right View but Still Going to Hell?


Thank you, Venerable Sudhamma, for the excellent sutta reference. Perfectly on point!

with metta,


If we are honest with ourselves we realise that we have done both good and bad kamma throughout our lives. As we progress on the path the good kamma should exceed the bad kamma. As children we have all broken all the precepts frequently. Keeping track of our life’s total karmic record is well nigh impossible. So even if your life is full of wholesome intentions and deeds in later years, I can well imagine going to one of the hells for my transgressions and going to one of the higher realms for my wholesome actions, however remember that in Buddhism neither Hell or Heaven are permanent abodes.