Morning and evening, in rejoicing
confidence, little children bow down at the
sacred lotus feet of the Blessed Tathagata, the Enlightened Teacher of
men, and after meditating on His excellences, undertake to observe
Pansil, the Five
Precepts of Purity.
In observing the First Precept, they love
the whole world and refrain from killing.
In observing the Second Precept, they
refrain from stealing, and live with clean hands and hearts.
In observing the Third Precept, they
practice chastity and grow up
into strong noble youths.
In observing the Fourth Precept, they
refrain from lying,
from breaking a promise, and from twisting the truth. They grow up into
gentlemen, straight-forward and most honorable.
In observing the Fifth Precept, they ensure
their own progress, preserve
their health, intellect, and honor, and give peace to the world.
These Five Precepts are called by the
Blessed One Ariyakanta Sila, Virtues
Beloved of the Noble, for the Saints observe them even at the risk of
Parents can give no greater inheritance to
their children than these Five
Sacred Precepts, and they are an anchor for a world given so often to
These merciful precepts of our Lord will
heal, and soothe, and bless the
May there be Peace !
Palane Siri Vajiranyana Mahanayaka