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Refrain from intoxication

Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.

Chanting 5th precept

Starting from me, I abandon intoxication… 268 more words

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Refrain from Falsehood

Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami

I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.

Chanting of 4th precept

Starting from me, I abandon falsehood

May the world also end deception. 240 more words

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Refrain from sexual misconduct

Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami

I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.

Chanting of 3rd precept

Starting from me, I abandon excessive sexual craving… 227 more words

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Refrain from Stealing

2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami

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

Starting from me, I abandon stealing

May the world also end all thievery. 369 more words

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Refrain from killing

1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami

I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.

Starting from me, I abandon killing and violence,

May the world also end all violence. 257 more words

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Five precepts

To become a lay Buddhist, we try our best to uphold the five precepts given by the Buddha to his lay followers.

The Buddhist precepts are meant to guide us towards accumulating good karma and protecting our mental wellness. 286 more words

Buddhist Precepts

The Precepts

Access to insight outlines below the various precepts that a Buddhist could undertake, depending on their life situation:

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