The essence of Buddha

ในห้อง 'Buddhism' ตั้งกระทู้โดย Faithfully, 26 พฤษภาคม 2009.

  1. Faithfully

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    THE FIVE PRECEPTS

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    All religions have some basic rules that define what is good conduct and what kind of conduct should be avoided. In Buddhism, the most important rules are the Five Precepts. These have been passed down from the Buddha himself.
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    1. Buddha Teaching: No killing Respect for life
    2. Buddha Teaching: No stealing Respect for others' property
    3. Buddha Teaching: No
    sex ual misconduct Respect for our pure nature
    4. Buddha Teaching: No lying Respect for honesty
    5. Buddha Teaching: No intoxicants Respect for a clear mind

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    No killing
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    The Buddha said, "Life is dear to all beings. They have the right to live the same as we do." We should respect all life and not kill anything. Killing ants and mosquitoes is also breaking this precept. We should have an attitude of loving-kindness towards all beings, wishing them to be happy and free from harm. Taking care of the earth, its rivers and air is included. One way that many Buddhists follow this precept is by being vegetarian.
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    No stealing
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    If we steal from another, we steal from ourselves. Instead, we should learn to give and take care of things that belong to our family, to the school, or to the public.
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    No sex ual misconduct
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    Proper conduct shows respect for oneself and others. Our bodies are gifts from our parents, so we should protect them from harm. Young people should especially keep their natures pure and develop their virtue. It is up to them to make the world a better place to live. In happy families, the husband and wife both respect each other.
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    No lying
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    Being honest brings peace into the world. When there is a misunderstanding, the best thing is to talk it over. This precept includes no gossip, no back-biting, no harsh words and no idle speech.
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    No intoxicants
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    The fifth precept is based on keeping a clear mind and a health y body. One day, when the Buddha was speaking the Dharma for the assembly, a young drunkard staggered into the room. He tripped over some monks who were sitting on the floor and started cursing loudly. His breath reeked of alcohol and filled the air with a sickening stench. Mumbling to himself, he reeled out the door.
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    Everyone was astonished at his rude behavior, but the Buddha remained calm. "Great assembly!" he spoke, "Take a look at this man! He will certainly lose his wealth and good name. His body will grow weak and sickly. Day and night, he will quarrel with his family and friends until they abandon him. The worst thing is that he will lose his wisdom and become stupid."
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    Little by little, one can learn to follow these precepts. If one sometimes forgets them, one can start all over again. Following the precepts is a lifetime job. If one kills or hurts someone's feelings by mistake, that is breaking the precepts, but it was not done on purpose.
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    THE WHEEL OF LIFE <o:p></o:p>
    Buddhists do not believe that death is the end of life. When one dies, one's consciousness leaves and enters one of the six paths of rebirth.
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    Heavenly Beings
    Humans


    Asuras are beings who have many good things in life, but still like to fight. They appear in the heavens or on earth as people or animals.
    Hungry ghosts are beings who suffer from constant hunger.
    Hell-beings

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    These are the six states on the wheel of life. At the top are the heavens, where everyone is happy. Below are the hells where the suffering is unbearable. Beings can rise or fall from one path to another. If one does good deeds, one will be born into the paths of gods, humans, or asuras. If one does evil deeds, one will be born into the paths of animals, hungry ghosts, or hell-beings. From one life to the next one can suddenly change from an human to an animal or from a ghost to a hell-being, according to the things one has done. <o:p></o:p>

    How to Escape the Turning Wheel
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    The wheel of life and death is kept turning by the three poisons of greed, hatred, and stupidity. By cutting off the three poisons, we can escape the wheel and become enlightened. There are four stages of enlightenment. <o:p></o:p>
    Buddhas- perfect in enlightenment.

    Bodhisattvas- enlighten themselves as well as others.
    Pratyekabuddhas- hermits who retreat from the world to enlighten themselves.


    Arhats- enlighten themselves.



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    To behave following the five commandmenst of Bhudda assists society to be free from harm.
    thank you for informant..
     
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