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Buddhism and Jainism
The central principle of Buddhism and Jainism is Ahimsa which means many things: harmless (not to harm any living creature), non-violence, reverence for life, compassion. Many followers of Buddhism and all followers of Jainism are vegetarians. They believe that we are all part of the same family, the same Life Force, and that what we do to others affects not only ourselves, but all life on earth. The entire Universe is helped by our individual acts of compassion, or harmed by our acts of unkindness and violence. The Dalai Lama, a leading Buddhist spiritual leader, says "Even ants and other insects will run away from danger – they have intelligence and want to live too. Why should we harm them?"
Fo Guang Shan Temple in Old Trafford Manchester.
Buddhist Monk who presented to Mrs Daniels’ Interfaith Group.
1. Not harming living things, but helping others.
2. Not taking anything which you are not given, but being generous.
3. Not being greedy, but being content.
4. Not telling lies or speaking unkindly, but telling the truth.
5. Not drinking alcohol or taking drugs, but keeping a clear mind.
· Being a good friend is vital to Buddhists.