The Five Precepts of Buddhism

The Five Precepts of Buddhism:

1. Abstain from taking life
2. Abstain from taking that which is not given
3. Abstain from misconduct done in lust
4. Abstain from lying
5. Abstain from all forms of intoxication

Courtesy: Buddhist thought of the day

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The Ten Precepts of Buddhism and Five Mindful Trainings

The Ten Precepts of Buddhism are like the Ten Commandments of Christianity. However, they more of recommendations than commandments.

I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from:

…harming living beings.
…taking things not freely given.
…sexual misconduct.
…false speech.
…intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.
…taking untimely meals.
…dancing, singing, music and watching grotesque mime.
…use of garlands, perfumes and personal adornment.
…use of high seats.
…accepting gold or silver

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The Five Precepts of Buddhism

The Five Precepts of Buddhism is for everybody. If only everybody can apply it to his day to day life, life would become really beautiful.

1. I undertake to abstain from harming living beings
2. I undertake to abstain from taking what is not given
3. I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct
4. I undertake to abstain from false speech
5. I undertake to abstain from intoxicating drugs or drink

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