（Undertaking Eight Precepts from Sayadaw U Sasana）
Sayadaw U Sasana is a senior meditation teacher from Mahasi Vipasana tradition of Myanmar, he is one of the foremost disciples of the late Sayadaw U Pandita. The audio was recorded in his retreat in Taiwan, yogis may follow his words to receive the precepts from the venerable and practice at home.
Namo tassa-bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa (×3)
I respectfully pay the highest homage to the Buddhas, arhats, the completely enlightened one.
Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami
I respect and take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Samgha
Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami
Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For the second time, I respect and take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami
Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For the third time, I respect and take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
Teacher: Saranagamanam paripunnam
Teacher: You have now completed the act of taking three refuges.
Student: āma bhante.
- Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from killing and injuring living
- Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
- Abrahmacariya veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from sexual misconduct / sexual
- Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samdiyampi
I undertake the Precept to refrain from false and harmful speech.
- Sura-meraya-majjha-pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from liquors and intoxicants.
6) Vikala bhojana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from taking food at an unreasonable time
7) Nacca – gita – vadita – visuka – dassana – mala – gandha vilepana -dharana mandana vibhusanatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from dancing, singing, music, and unseemly shows; from the use of garlands, perfumes, and unguents; and from things that tend to beautify and adorn [the person]
8) Ucchasayana – Mahasayana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the Precept to refrain from using high and luxurious seats and beds
Idam me silam
May my observance of precepts
magga-phala ñanassa paccayo hotu.
be a condition for the attainment of path-fruition knowledge.
Teacher: appamadena sampadetha
Teacher: Be diligent, don’t indulge yourself.
Student: Ama Bhante
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!