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Who is Buddha and what are the principal precepts of Buddhism?


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July 17, 2009 5:57PM

Buddha was a prince of an Indian clan who meditated for a long time to acheive enlightenment and be freed from the cycle of rebirth, and thus find an end to man's suffering. The Five Precepts are: # To refrain from harming other living beings # To refrain from taking that which is not given # To refrain from sexual misconduct # To refrain from bad speech # To refrain from taking drugs and intoxicants which lead to lack of mindfulness