Meaning of FIVE PRECEPTS in English


The minimum set of moral rules for Buddhism, practiced by both the lay people and the monks of the sangha . They forbid (1) theft, (2) improper sexual practices (adultery for lay people, sexual activity of any kind for monks), (3) killing, (4) lying and deceiving, and (5) drinking alcoholic drinks. To see how the Five Precepts are laid out within Theravada Buddhism, click here .

Buddhism English glossary.      Английский глоссарий буддизма.