The Five Precepts (Panca Sila)

1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami.
I abstain from killing or commanding someone to kill.


2. Adinnadana veramani sikkapadam samadiyami.
I abstain from stealing of commanding someone to steal.


3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami.
I abstain from sexual misconduct or wrongful behavior.


4. Musavada veramani sikkapadam samadiyami.
I abstain from lying or commanding someone to lie.


5. Sura-meraya-majja pamadatthana veramani sikkapadam samadiyami.
I abstain from intoxication by alcohol or other drugs.


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