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~ Eight Precepts

Our extended stay visitors will be asked to observe these eight precepts, in the monastic form [see #3]:


1. Pāṇātipātā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking life.


2. Adinnādānā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking what is not given.


3. Abrahmacariyā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from all sexual activity.


4. Musāvādā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech.


5. Surāmerayamajjapamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.


6. Vikālabhojanā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from eating at improper times.


7. Naccagītavāditavisūkadassanamālāgandhavilepanadhāraṇa

maṇḍanavibhūsanaṭṭhānā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from dancing, singing, music, shows, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying with cosmetics.


8. Uccā‧sayana‧mahā‧sayanā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.

        I undertake the training rule to abstain from the use of high and large seats and beds.