Buddha then explained to Sigala what his father had really
meant. By asking him to bow in the six directions, his father
really wanted him to remember, respect and be kind to all
living beings in all directions. By doing this he would create
good karma and he would be protected. Finally, the Buddha
instructed Sigala not to kill, steal, be unfaithful to his
wife, lie or take intoxicants. These are the training rules
known as the Five Precepts.