The 10 Precepts

THE TEN PRECEPTS

[For novice monks]

 Pānātipātā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Adinnādhānā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Abrahmaccārriyā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Musāvadā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Surāmerayama-japamā datthāna veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Vikāla-bojanā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Nāccagitā vāditā visūkha dassanā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Mālāghandā vilēpanā dharanā mandanā vibhūsa natthāna

 veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Uccāsayanā mahā sayanā veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

Jatārupā rajatā patiggahāna veramani sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi

 

Imāni atthā sikkhāpadaṁ samādhiyāmi [repeat this last sentence 3 times]



 The 10 Precepts [For Novice Monks]

 

1)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from killing.

2)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from stealing [taking that which is not given].

3)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from any form of sexual act.

4)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from false speech.

5)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from liquor, alcohol or intoxicants which becloud the mind.

6)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from taking [solid] food after midday.

7)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from participating in or witnessing dancing, singing, 

instrumental music performance, unseemly shows or sights.

8)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from wearing garlands or using perfumes, 

embellishment adornments or beautifying accessories.

9)   I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from [using] high and luxurious furniture, [e.g. couches, etc.].

10)I undertake to observe the precept of abstaining from accepting gold and silver.

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