Five Precepts


English

I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from destroying the life of beings.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from taking things not given.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from sexual misconduct.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain’ from false speech.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from spirit drinks, malt liquors and wines – foundations for heedlessness.

Pali

Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami,
Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami,
Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam, samadiyami,
Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami,
Sura-meraya-majja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadarn samadiyami