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The5precepts

  1. 1. The Five Precepts <ul><li>L.O: To learn about the five precepts and how they form the basis of Buddhist ethics </li></ul>
  2. 2. What are the 5 precepts? <ul><li>The five precepts are a set of training principles. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhists believe that by following them they will then have a more positive mental state. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhists practice this behaviour in order to become more like Buddha, and to take a step closer to enlightenment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Behaviour to avoid 1. To abstain from harming living beings. 2. To abstain from taking the not given. 3. To abstain from sexual misconduct. 4. To abstain from false speech 5. To abstain from taking intoxicants that cloud the mind Behaviour to develop 1. To be loving and kind to all living things. 2. To give to others generously. 3. To be happy and still in my own body. 4. To speak truthfully. 5. To have a clear and radiant mind.
  4. 4. Make your own 5 precepts! <ul><li>Think of 5 guidelines that you would like to see the people in your school or community live by. </li></ul><ul><li>Write them in your book under 2 headings: behaviour to avoid and behaviour to develop. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Which precept would you find most difficult to follow? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Write a paragraph answering this question. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>The precept I would find most difficult to follow is…… </li></ul><ul><li>This is because….. </li></ul><ul><li>You can draw a picture to support your answer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Homework - ADVICE <ul><li>The five precepts are guidelines, or advice, on how to live a buddhist life. </li></ul><ul><li>When do you ask for advice? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose advice do you listen to? </li></ul>Make a poster for a 12 year old who is getting bullied at school and doesn’t know what to do. You can include pictures, your own advice and where the person should go for help.

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