Website Launching By CM Arvind Kejriwal

Website Launching By CM Arvind Kejriwal

Global Buddhist Foundation has been launched on 31st May 2016 by Shri Honorable Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister of Delhi State More »

Meritorious Deeds

Meritorious Deeds

He delights here, He delights hereafter, The doer of good delights in both the world, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"thinking I have done good\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", even he delights more when passed away to the next world. More »

Celebration of Buddha Jyanti

Celebration of Buddha Jyanti

Buddha Jayanti Celebration has been held on 21st May 2016 at Rajghat, New Delhi More »

International Seminar

International Seminar

International Seminar held in Meerut regarding Buddhist Prospective on peace More »

Monks with High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Smt. Chitranganee Wagiswara

Monks with High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Smt. Chitranganee Wagiswara

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Meeting with Hon\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ble Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India More »

Meeting with Hon\\\\\\\'ble Dr. Mahesh Sharma , Minister of Culture and Tourism, Government of India More »

 

The Five Precepts


The Five Precepts:

These basic training rules are observed by all practicing lay Buddhists. The precepts are often recited after reciting the formula for taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha.

1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
   observe the precept of abstaining from the destruction of life.

2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
   I observe the precept of abstaining from taking that which is not given.

3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
   I observe the precept of abstaining from sexual misconduct.

4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
   I observe the precept of abstaining from falsehood.

5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
   I observe the precept of abstaining from intoxicants that cloud the mind and cause carelessness.

Each of the five above is called a sikkhapada or ‘step of training’, and collectively they are usually referred to as the five precepts. They have been formulated for the welfare and security of everyone and their observance means peace and happiness, not only of the individual undertaking to preserve them in purity.

The Five Precepts in positive terms
I undertake the training precept to:
1. Act with Loving-kindness;
2. Be open hearted and generous;
3. Practice stillness, simplicity and contentment;
4. Speak with truth, clarity and peace;
5. Live with mindfulness.