Precepts

The Ten Precepts of Monijiao

The traditional Ten Precepts of Monijiao not only elaborate upon but also embody the traditional Five Precepts of both Buddhism and Daoism.

The First Precept: Worship God and do not commit yourself to the worshiping of idols; not bowing down to physical objects, ideals or delusions in order to worship them.

The Second Precept: Do not be dishonest in your ways.

The Third Precept: Do not be greedy.

The Fourth Precept: Do not murder a man, a woman or a child, neither abort an infant; neither commit to unnecessary killing of any life including animals and plants.

The Fifth Precept: Do not be unfaithful to your spouse, or commit any form of sexual misconduct.

The Sixth Precept: Do not commit theft.

The Seventh Precept: Do not deceive someone in order to mislead them.

The Eighth Precept: Do not practice magic.

The Ninth Precept: Do not commit hypocrisy in your ways.

The Tenth Precept: Seek peace and be fair to all regardless of a person’s ethnicity, color, nationality, religious beliefs, or sexuality.

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