Buddhism: How To Practice Buddhism In Your Everyday Life

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In addition to particular examples of permissible violations of the rules of moral discipline, both Asaṅga and Śāntideva give us general statements about when the rules should be broken. Kalupahana of the University of Hawaii: The most effective way of eliminating craving is renunciation. The name is derived from "Buddha" ( Sanskrit and Pali ), which is a title rather than a name. The Five Precepts are Buddhist guidelines for increasing good in the world, according to Geoff Teece, lecturer in religious education at the University of Birmingham, England, and author of the book “Buddhism.” The First Precept, to avoid harming any living thing, means that many Buddhists regard killing animals for food as wrong.

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