Five Precepts & The Bodhisattva Vow

Five Precepts

1. I take the precept to refrain from killing.

2. I take the precept to abstain from stealing.

3. I take the precept to abstain from adultery (sexual misconduct).

4. I take the precept to refrain from lying.

5. I take the precept to abstain from from liquor (and other substances) that causes intoxication and heedlessness.

The Bodhissattva Vow

However innumerable beings are,
I vow to save them.

However inexhaustible the passions are,
I vow to extinguish them.

However immeasurable the Dharmas are,
I vow to master them.

However incomparable the Buddha-truth is,
I vow to attain it.