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Hello everyone. I am new to Buddhism and I have a lot to learn and discover and in realizing this I also have a lot of questions. My first one is about the 5 Precepts. What happens or what could happen if we do not follow the 5 Precepts as we should? For example, what if I know a lie will cause suffering and harm to myself or others and I still lie? What is I commit adultery? Is the punishment or ill affects the same when it comes to breaking any of the Precepts. For example, stealing isn't as bad as killing an animal. Or, are there equal ill-effects in breaking any of the Precepts?