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May 23rd, 2013


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11:06 am - The Eight Precepts
From : http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/atthasila.html

The Eight Precepts:




1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.


2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.


3. Abrahmacariya veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual activity.


4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.


5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.


6. Vikalabhojana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from eating at the forbidden time (i.e., after noon).


7. Nacca-gita-vadita-visukkadassana mala-gandha-vilepana-dharana-mandana-vibhusanathana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics.


8. Uccasayana-mahasayana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami


I undertake the precept to refrain from lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place.



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