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Title: The Ten Precepts: dasa-sila
The Ten Precepts
<p>These training rules are observed by novice monks and nuns. They are derived from the Eight Precepts by splitting the precept concerning entertainments into two parts and by adding one rule prohibiting the handling of money.
I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual activity.
I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.
I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.
I undertake the precept to refrain from eating at the forbidden time (i.e., after noon).
I undertake the precept to refrain from dancing,singing, music, going to see entertainments.
I undertake the precept to refrain from wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics.
I undertake the precept to refrain from lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place.
I undertake the precept to refrain from accepting gold and silver (money).
<p><b>See also:</b></p> <ul> <li>The Five Precepts</li> <li>The Eight Precepts</li> <li>Virtue (sila)</li> <li>Vinaya Pitaka</li> <li>The Patimokkha: The Bhikkhu's Code of Discipline</li> <li>The Khuddakapatha, which contains a number of short stanzas and passages for novices.</li> <li>The Samaññaphala Sutta (DN 2) — The Fruits of the Contemplative Life</li> <li>For a comprehensive look at the bhikkhu Patimokkha, see <a href=“../../../lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc1/index_en.html”><i>The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volume I</i></a>, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.</li> </ul>
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