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It occurred to me the other day that the five precepts are just a shorthand for those people who have trouble developing enough love for their fellow human beings. Some people need a reminder not to kill, steal, commit sexual misconduct, lie or partake in intoxicants to excess. But certain people naturally don’t do those things, because they love their fellow people and creatures. For them, the five precepts just function as an unnecessary constraint.
So when you have reached that stage, and I think it is a point quite a few Buddhists come to, you may want to take up the positive form of the five, which are as follows:
deeds of loving kindness
stillness, simplicity, and contentment
mindfulness clear and radiant
It feels to me like the five precepts, with their forbidding phrasing, lead to a certain emptiness within, they restrict you and they do not encourage you to act in the world. The five positive principles are qualities one can develop which feel more meaningful and active than the precepts, and you may find them to be a good complement to your practice.
Wishing you an excellent day,