The Five Buddhist Precepts
Once we’ve committed to walking the Buddha’s path to enlightenment, the first practice every disciple must embark on, is the practice of morality. In Buddhism, there are five basic trainings in virtue that we should follow, called the Five Buddhist Precepts. They include refraining from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and taking intoxicants.
Although practicing morality might sound boring, practicing morality is the basis that allows everything else on the path to arise! By practicing morality, not only do we have fewer regrets in life, which brings us immediate happiness, but it directly impacts on our practice of meditation and the ability for insight to arise.
In this video, I’ll explain how by keeping the precepts we bring our behavior to be aligned with the conduct of the awakened ones so that we can reach the goal of awakening much faster!