How could you reach the first stage of enlightenment,
Only five precepts then, you can’t even hold.
Why do you cry for correcting your bad deeds,
Still you keep doing bad things after all.
So how could you call yourself Buddhist,
What Buddha teaches, you miss it all.
Waste no time in your thoughts, be fi rm when you begin,
Start with moral precepts, then strengthen your faith from within,
and slowly walk up the path for which you have vowed.
Vipassana Meditation Master