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Eight Precepts

  1. Pāṇ_ātipāt_ā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    Life-destruction-from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM KILLING.)

  2. A_dinnā_dān_ā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    Not-given-gift-from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM STEALING.)

  3. A_brahma_cariy_ā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    Un-holy-life-from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM UNCHASTITY.)

  4. Musā_vād_ā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    False-speech_from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM LYING.) 


  5. Surā_meraya_majja_ pamāda_ ṭṭhān_ā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    Wine-liquor-spirits- negligence- foundation_from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM INTOXICANTS,
    WHICH ARE THE CAUSE FOR NEGLIGENCE.) 


  6. Vi_kāla_bhojan_ā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    Wrong-time-food-from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM EATING BETWEEN NOON AND DAWN.) 


  7. Nacca_ gīta_ vādita_ visūka_dassanā_
    Dancing- singing- music- entertainment-watching

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    ālā_ gandha_ vilepana_ dhāraṇa_ maṇḍana_ vibhūsana_ ṭṭhān-ā 
    veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.

    -necklace- perfume- cosmetics_ supporting- beautification- adornment foundation the abstinence-training-rule undertake I

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM WATCHING/PERFORMING DANCING, SINGING, MUSIC, WATCHING ENTERTAINMENT, AND FROM WEARING JEWELLERY, PERFUME, COSMETICS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEAUTIFICATION AND ADORNMENT.)

  8. Uccā_sayana_ mahā_sayanā veramaṇī_sikkhā_padaṁ samādiyāmi.
    High-bed- big-bed-from the abstinence-training-rule undertake I.

    (I UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING RULE TO ABSTAIN FROM SLEEPING IN A HIGH, BIG, LUXURIOUS BED.)