Posted by Nanda (188.8.131.52) on April 25, 2000 at 23:02:19:
In Reply to: Re: Message for Tim. C : 8 precepts. posted by Rochelle on April 25, 2000 at 12:47:59:
Well....... for thouse who want to start strict practising. I suggest that you follow the 5 precepts first. Which is:
1. To abstain from killing.
2. To abstain from stealing.
3. to abstain from sexual misconduct.
4. to abstain from lieing
5. To abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs.
Again...... if you were to recite this. You should begin with, I take the precept.
The intensity of the precept depend s on you. You can begin with not directly killing anything to not killing anything at all. Even bugs and insects. Stealing can be from not stealing to not taking anything that is not given.
Sexual misconduct can be from to practising adultrey to be celibrate. Lieing could be from telling only white lies to not lieing at all. Drinking could be from 1 glass a day to not drinking at all......
Begin slowly, as you progress, increase the intensity of the practise. Anyone can practise the 5 precepts. You can recite it everyday just to remind yourself of it.
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