1. No Killing
The Buddha said, "Life is dear to all beings. They have the right to live the same as we do." This means to respect all life and not kill anything. Killing ants and mosquitoes is also breaking this precept. Having an attitude of loving-kindness towards all beings is holding this precept, wishing them to be happy and free from harm. Taking care of the earth, its rivers and air is included. One way that many Buddhists follow this precept is by being vegetarian.