This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Buddhists observe the 5 precepts or training rules as a code of moral conduct.
The 5 Precepts are: •No •No •No •No •No Killing Stealing Sexual Misconduct Lying Intoxicants
Observing The Precepts is essential for one’s spiritual growth and mental peace.
The True Story that follows ( circulated in the Internet some years ago ) makes one ponder on the dangers of breaking the 5th Precept.
In September 19, 1999, Jacqueline Saburide was a young pretty lady at the prime of her life.
1998 – Jacqueline with her father
Jacqueline on Vacation in Venuezuela
Jacqueline’s Birthday Party as a child
Jacqueline at a Party with friends
The car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after a couple of hard drinks with his friends. This was in December 1999.
Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt in just around 45 seconds.
After the accident Jacqueline needed over 40 operations.
Jacqueline with her father in 2000
Jacqueline getting medical treatment
Jacqueline – 3 months after the accident
Without a left eyelid Jacqueline needs eye drops to keep her vision.
This was the man who devastated the life of Jacqueline Saburide in 1999. Now 20 years old ( 2002 ), he cannot forgive himself for driving drunk and causing the motor accident on that night three years ago . He is aware of devastating Jacqueline Saburido’s life . He probably has to live with the suffering mental trauma for the rest of his life.
TO ALL OF US WHO DRIVE : Let us ponder and reflect :
We must never drink and drive. We must not speed. “SPEED THRILLS BUT KILLS.” We must not drive recklessly. We must obey traffic Rules and Regulations. Practice Road Courtesy.
The End. Hope we have learnt from this Lesson From The Internet. May we grow in Wisdom and Compassion.