Buddhist Precepts, and Interpretations
Three Pure Precepts:
Cultivate Good, Abstain from Evil, and Purify Heart and Mind, or
Embrace and Sustain
Ten Prohibitory Precepts: Do not
dwell on past mistakes
praise or blame
hoard materials or teachings
disrespect the Three Treasures
living without harming;
the core of morality and ethics, and provide guidelines for a life of sanction.
Although frequently compared to the Christian commandments,
precepts are not fixed rules or laws.
The first five precepts address not harming others, while the second five address not harming oneself through negative habits and emotions.
Different branches of Buddhism may word precepts differently, and even have different numbers of precepts.
The links below at least suggest their potential, and other possibilities.
Chants includes the precepts with other vows from my ordinations.
Back to Mind and Meditation.
Precepts provides a straightforward interpretation of each precept.
Alternate Precepts is more personal, and structured.
JKR Precepts is striking.
Each precept's direct expression is an Aspect of Truth
Judgemental Precepts paraphrases positive and prohibitory precepts.
Notes struggles with the meaning of the Precepts, and ordination.
Koans can illuminate life, meaning, and values.