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Freedom of the will

Freedom of the will is a very much important factors in the field of ethics. Because
any action of a man could not be evaluated as good or bad if he did not act under the
freedom of the will or freewill. Man is responsible for his behavior only the acts freely.
Whenever freedom of action is limited man will not be responsible for what he did.
As it appears in Buddhist teachings man is not responsible for the results of his action
without the mediation of the mind. Everything must base on mind and thoughts.
You are not responsible for what you did in a dream because there is no mediation of
mind. For example if tree falls on a man and !ills him there will be no responsible for the
death of the man because the tree did not fall upon the man willingly.
"he behaviour of a lunatic is also not evaluated as he does not act freely. "his proves
that there is no action could be evaluated without the mediation mind. Even the mind is free
to act but one has to behave under given instruction. "he doer is not responsible for his
action.
Even if the mind is free to act but has to behave under a restriction environment the
doer is not responsible for his action. Buddhism re#ects all !inds of teachings that obstructs
to freedom of the will. "he Buddha re#ected the teachings of Ma!!alo $osala%determinism&
purana $assapa%a!iriyavada& the theory of non action. A##ita $esa!ambala %ucchedavada&
materialism. Because their teachings has restricted the free action of people.
Freedom of the man to act is emphasi'ed in Buddhist teachings. (f a man performs a
bad action with his freedom to act he is responsible for the results of his behavior and he
should face the conse)uence.
While the Buddha has expounded the abilities of human being to en#oy their
freedom of the will. Buddhism has instructed criteria to strengthen their free thin!ing.
Buddhism instructed to loo! into yourself before you performed anything or called
introspection.
Buddhism advised that man has to value himself and respect himself
%Attadhipateyya&. Man has to respect the right of the others and respect the opinion of the
*ublic %+o!adhipateyya&. But to gain such things man need to have a compassion mind or
%,hammadhipateyya&
-ere Freedom of the will is a very much important factors in the field of ethics.
Because any action of a man could not be evaluated as good or bad if he did not act under
the freedom of the will or freewill. Man is responsible for his behavior only the acts freely.
Whenever freedom of action is limited man will not be responsible for what he did.