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Taking the Five Precepts

TAKING THE FIVE PRECEPTS IN PALI or ENGLISH or BOTH

To undertake the precepts, recite each precept [or repeat each precept after the leader]:

1. Paa.naatipaataa verama.nii sikkhaa-pada"m samaadiyaami

2. Adinnaadaanaa verama.nii sikkhaa-pada"m samaadiyaami

3. Kaamesu micchaacaaraa verama.nii sikkhaa-pada"m samaadiyaami

4. Musaavaadaa verama.nii sikkhaa-pada"m samaadiyaami

5. Suraa-meraya-majja-pamaada.t.thaanaa verama.nii sikkhaa-pada"m samaadiyaami

1. I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.

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

3. I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.

4. I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.

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

Leader:
Imaani pańca sikkhaa-padaani
Siilena sugati"m yanti
Siilena bhoga-sampadaa
Siilena nibbuti"m yanti

Tasmaa siila"m visodhaye

Response:
-- Saadhu, saadhu, saadhu

-(bow three times)-

Leader:
These Five Precepts
Have morality as a vehicle for happiness,
Have morality as a vehicle for good fortune,
Have morality as a vehicle for liberation.

Let morality therefore be purified.

Response:
-- Well said, well said, well said!

-(bow three times)-

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