Thursday, March 27, 2014

Buddha on the Five Precepts

"When a lay follower possesses five things, he lives with confidence in his house, and he will find himself in heaven as sure as if he had been carried off and put there. What are the five? He abstains from killing living beings, from taking what is not given, from misconduct in sensual desires, from speaking falsehood, and from indulging in liquor, wine, and fermented brews."
(Buddha, Anguttara Nikaya 5:172-73, Tipitaka)

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