In Buddhism it is taught that everything that happens to us, good or bad, is the result of our previous actions — it is our karma. Refraining from five kinds of unskillful action will result in peace of mind and true happiness. In order to be protected against sorrow, therefore, one should:
• refrain from harming anything;
• refrain from taking that which is not freely given; refrain from all forms of immorality or any action which is subject to blame;
• refrain from speaking falsely, harshly, or unkindly;
• refrain from indulging in anything which causes the mind to lose its natural clarity, such as drugs or alcohol.
By refraining from these unskilful actions, one will experience the peace and happiness of one’s true nature, one’s Buddha-nature.
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