The Sixteen Buddhist Precepts

The Three Treasures:

  1. Namu Kie Butsu: I take refuge in the Buddha.
  2. Namu Kie Ho: I take refuge in the Dharma.
  3. Namu Kie So: I take refuge in the Sangha.

The Three Pure Precepts:

  1. In all circumstances embrace and sustain right conduct.
  2. In all circumstances embrace and sustain good deeds based on the Dharma.
  3. Perform all acts for the benefit of all beings in loving kindness.

The Ten Prohibitive Precepts:

  1. Do not take life unnecessarily.
  2. Do not steal others' property.
  3. Do not misuse sexuality.
  4. Do not tell lies.
  5. Do not use intoxicating drinks excessively, nor use narcotics.
  6. Avoid speaking of other people's faults or shortcomings.
  7. Do not praise yourself and blame others.
  8. Do not begrudge giving charity, material or spiritual.
  9. Do not harbor anger or ill will.
  10. Do not speak ill of or abuse the Three Treasures.