Buddhism Reflection Paper
In this paper, I have decided to reflect on the beliefs of Buddhism, specifically on one of the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism, which is Theravada. In this reflection paper, I will be discussing how I became a Buddhist, my basic knowledge of Buddhism, the etiquette of being in a temple, what my parents have taught me from a young age. Additionally, I will express my own opinions, views and personal experience specifically on Karma and the 5 Precepts.
Originally, I was born in Thailand and growing up in Cambodia for the first five years of my life their, therefore it is clear that I would naturally follow the beliefs of Theravada Buddhism. Furthermore, I also come from a family of …show more content…
The discussion of the 5 precepts was another feature of Theravada Buddhism, which I could relate to. I roughly know the 5 ground rules of being a good Buddhist. I do agree that it is bad to kill human beings, steal things, and cheat on your partner. In my opinion, breaking rules 1,2,3,5 is fine as long as they don’t have major consequences. As a Buddhist I do kill living beings such as insects and ants, I take my sister’s clothes without asking, I also believe that everyone has gotten involved in a conversation