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The five precepts are a training in virtue (sila) undertaken to purify the mind. The first precept is a training undertaken to not take a life intentionally. This applies to human life and also animal life, basically, any sentient beings with the five aggregates. The one undertaking the precepts should try his best. If he lapses, then without feeling remorse,...


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Assume.... killing is unavoidable. How is Buddhism handle in this case ? This is question is meant for normal lay Buddhist and not monk. Buddhist texts don't instruct to kill or offer any way to kill properly, you are out of your mind. That being said, if you are going to do it, then do it knowing it is wrong action and don't fool yourself. If you are ...


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