ISBN 983-3512-27-0
IJ008/98/16
Size: 5.5” X 8.25”
Pages: 68

 

The Five Precepts; we know them, have taken them umpteen times, they are the basis of our spiritual life. And yet... To do good and avoid evil is, as an old and well-known story says, an instruction which a three years old kid can remember but a ninety years old man or woman still find difficult to carry out.

 

The three short essays in this book are reflections on the scope and use of precepts to build a saner world. Sandy Eastoak describes the precepts that she teaches to young people. Julie Quinn gives a simile which helps children to find back purity after a slip. Sulak Sivaraksa analyses the scope of the precepts in regards of the global suffering arising from selfish behaviour. These authors inspire us to have a new look at our moral behaviour, to reflect on it thoroughly and to polish it where necessary.

 

APPENDIX

A)  Five Precepts and Eight Precepts by Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda

 

B)  Eight Lifetime Precepts (with Right Livelihood as the Eighth), Nine Precepts and Ten Precepts by Sayadaw U Sīlananda

 

C)  Five Precepts and Five Ennoblers by HRH the Late Supreme Patriarch Prince Vajirañāṇavarorasa

 

D)  Abstention (virati): The Undertaking of Precepts

 

E)  Factors Leading to Violation of the Precepts by Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

F)  The Benefits of Precepts by Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

G) Jātaka Story: A Gang of Drunkards

 

H)  Jātaka Story: A Lesson from A Snake

 

I)   Pāḷi Chant: Five Precepts  [Pañca Sikkhāpada]

 

J)  Pāḷi Chant: Eight Lifetime Precepts (with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) [Ajivaṭṭhamaka Sikkhāpada]

 

K)  Pāḷi Chant: Eight Uposatha Precepts [Aṭṭhaṅga Uposatha Sīla]

 

L)  Pāḷi Chant: Nine Uposatha Precepts [Navaṅga Uposatha Sīla]

 

M) Pāḷi Chant: Ten Precepts [Dasasīla / Sāmaṇerasikkhā]

 

N)  Working with the Precepts by Bodhisāra Stephen Gerber (with Five Precepts Cards attached at the Back Cover Flap)


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