We have to overcome our defilements and they are fueled by immorality. An action is defined as either “immoral” or “moral” depending on whether it feeds the defilements or not. If it does it is immoral and if it purifies and transforms them it is moral. Things do not become moral or immoral because rules have been made up for convenience. They become one or the other for this simple reason.
Tai Situ Rinpoche
from the book Ground, Path and Fruition
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