5 Precepts [Panchsheel]

Lord Buddha had given five basic principles, Rules for all of us. They are as below –

1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami :- To abstain from killing any living creature;

2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami :- To abstain from stealing;

3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami :- To abstain from all sexual activity;

4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami :-  To abstain from telling lies;

5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami :- To abstain from all intoxicants.