Illustration Friday... Influence

The influence in my life is to try everyday to live with respect to the teachings of Buddha.

In Buddhism, karma specifically refers to those actions (of body, speech, and mind) that spring from mental intent and which bring about a consequence or result. 

The five precepts are training rules in order to live a better life in which one is happy, without worries, and can meditate well:

1. To refrain from taking life (non-violence towards sentient life forms), or ahimsā. 
2. To refrain from taking that which is not given (not committing theft). 
3. To refrain from sensual (including sexual) misconduct. 
4. To refrain from lying. 
5. To refrain from altering one's state through drugs or alcohol.

1 comment:

  1. Very soft image. I am interested in the precepts you list, that they all begin with a "do not". I wonder how they would feel, sound, in your own words, framed as "do"s. I tried putting a few into my own words and began with "Do honour life of every kind and hold everyone, every living thing, in a special respect". Hmm... and I like the hand-drawn cover too - the different densities of line really work well.