Monday, December 12, 2005

How Practical Buddhism IS

The lord buddha preached the people the way to live in the society. This can be further discussed in later threads. For a peaceful society one must live according to the 5 "sickha pada" ( rules ). Those 5 are sub divided and further explained.

  1. Don't kill or harm living beings
  2. Don't steal property of some other person
  3. Refrain from socially unapproved sexual activity ( In this it's not clear whether he rejected masturbation, gay, lesbianism. One can start arguing on this point)
  4. Don't lie anyone
  5. Don't drink alcohol