Buddhist Life Standards 1
The golden Buddhist's life standards make
harmony for oneself and others.
This layman's code of discipline =
(gihi-vinaya) organize social relationships
so that they produce a
society of happy beings being in sweet harmony...
Law 1: Avoid the 14 kinds of Wrong Behaviour:
A. Refraining from the 4 actions that defile
1: Killing, violence, harming, breaking, or taking
of any form of life (pānātipāta).
2: Stealing, theft, misappropriation, and violating property rights (adinnādāna).
3: Sexual misconduct such as adultery and paedophilia (kāmesumicchācāra).
4: Speaking false, lying, misleading, deceiving,
and pretending (musāvāda).
B. Desisting from the 4 kinds of
5: Biased and skewed behaviour based
on desire, lust, and greed (chandagati).
and skewed behaviour based on anger, hate, and irritation (dosagati).
and skewed behaviour based on fear, anxiety, and timidity (bhayagati).
and skewed behaviour based on ignorance, confusion, and doubt (mohagati).
C. Avoiding the 6 ways
leading to ruin apāya-mukha = lit: The Mouth of the
9: Being addicted to drinking alcohol and/or
taking drugs that causes careless neglect.
10: Always revelling
in party, nightlife, festivities, and folly company.
11: Being restlessly bent on empty entertainments,
12: Being addicted to gambling, betting, and gaming.
13: Associating with evil friends
of bad behaviour.
14: Being chronically lazy.
A constitution for Living.
Buddhist Principles for a Fruitful and Harmonious Life.
Ven. P.A. Payutto. Buddhist Publication
Society 2007: BP 620S
Sound Ethics make Harmony. On these golden Buddhist Life Standards: