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Buddhism Precept Analysis

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The main precepts that were causing me the most trouble would be killing and intoxication. The reason why I was tempted to eat meat was because I saw the people around me eating it. It was a really hard struggle to pass out on eating meat for a day even thought it’s not much for some people but for me was an essential. Maybe it’s because of the taste or the way it fills you up, but one thing is for sure I knew that I was attached to eating meat. But during that time when I broke the precept I was asking myself why did I break it? Why couldn’t I just hold it up just for one more day? Was it because my family or friends were eating it? Was it the fact that I was weak even thought I knew I could at least do two days without it? I was disappointed…show more content…
In each an every precept in Buddhism you have to respect those five rules in order to follow the path to enlightenment. Similar to the four noble truths the first noble truth talks about dhukha: frustration, dissatisfaction, incompleteness, suffering and sorrow. The Buddha quoted in the first noble truth “Life is change and change can never satisfy desire. Therefore everything that changes brings suffering.”(Eknath 43) Similarly to the five precepts to follow these rules you must change but by changing you will also suffered from it. Another connection between the two is the second noble truth when it talks about the cause of suffering comes from trishna “the thirst to get what ones want and to gets ones own way”. (44) Again similar to the precepts every one of the rules revolves on thirst for something or someone just like the craving for meat or the need to on the Internet. And lastly the fourth noble truth when it talks about “The Eightfold Path to Enlightenment”(44) same as the five precepts that was built as a practise to set a path to understanding enlightenment through respect the principals of the practise and understanding their reasoning. The precepts relate to the overall Buddhist worldview because it focuses on the importance of following those rules and when they are broken one should be aware of the breech and examine how such a breech may be avoided in the future. The resultant of an action (karma) depends on the intention more than the action itself. It entails less feelings of guilt. Buddhism places a great importance on 'mind' and it is mental suffering such as remorse, anxiety, guilt etc. should to be avoided in order to cultivate a calm and peaceful
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