THE 8 BUDDHIST PRECEPTS

 

1. I try to avoid killing living beings.

 

2. I try to avoid stealing or taking things without asking.

 

3. I try to avoid having sexual contact.

 

4. I try to avoid telling lies or having harsh speech.

 

5. I try to avoid drinking alcohol or taking substances, which lead, to carelessness (alcohol, drugs…).

 

6. I try to avoid taking solid food after 12 o'clock midday until sunrise.

 

7. I try to avoid listening to music, seeing entertainment’s, wearing garlands, adornments, using cosmetics, perfumes.

 

8. I try to avoid sleeping on a high and luxury bed.

 

Keeping these precepts will help a meditator to gain mindfulness and concentration more quickly.