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The Three Pure Precepts
I vow not to commit evil.
I vow to cultivate goodness.
I vow to help others.
The Three Refuges (Three Treasures)
I take refuge in the Buddha.
I take refuge in the Dharma.
I take refuge in the Sangha.
The Ten Grave Precepts
I vow not to kill, but to cherish all life.
I vow not to steal, but to respect that which belongs to others.
I vow not to misuse sexual energy, but to be honest and respectful.
I vow not to lie, but to speak the truth.
I vow not to misuse drugs or alcohol, but to keep the mind clear.
I vow not to gossip about others’ faults, but to be understanding and sympathetic.
I vow not to praise myself by criticizing others, but to overcome my own shortcomings.
I vow not to withhold spiritual or material aid, but to give freely when needed.
I vow not to unleash anger, but to seek its source.
I vow not to speak ill of the Three Treasures, but to cherish and uphold them.
Jukai is a public ceremony of taking on the Sixteen Precepts as a way of life and becoming a Zen Buddhist.
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Speaker: Hogen Bays, Roshi Year: 2018
Is There A Truth Beyond Articulation? – on the Koan Not Buddha, Not Mind – Mumonkan Case 27
A Heart Larger Than Success and Failure – on the Koan Two Monks Roll Up the Blinds – Mumonkan Case 26
Hogen Mumonkan XXVI 6 28 2018.