Buddhist Precepts(Virtues)

5 Precepts/Virtues (practiced by regular lay Buddhist)
  1. I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking life. (Do Not Kill)
  2. I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking what is not given.(Do Not Steal)
  3. I undertake the training rule to abstain from sexual misconduct. (No Adultery,No Rape)
  4. I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech. (Do Not Lie)
  5. I undertake the training rule to abstain from fermented drink that causes heedlessness.
8 Precepts/Virtues (practiced by strict Buddhists)

  1. I undertake to abstain from causing harm and taking life (both human and non-human).
  2. I undertake to abstain from taking what is not given (for example stealing, displacements that may cause misunderstandings).
  3. I undertake to abstain from sexual activity.
  4. I undertake to abstain from wrong speech: telling lies, deceiving others, manipulating others, using hurtful words.
  5. I undertake to abstain from using intoxicating drinks and drugs, which lead to carelessness.
  6. I undertake to abstain from eating at the wrong time (the right time is after sunrise, before noon).
  7. I undertake to abstain from singing, dancing, playing music, attending entertainment performances, wearing perfume, and using cosmetics and garlands (decorative accessories).
  8. I undertake to abstain from luxurious places for sitting or sleeping, and overindulging in sleep.