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I. The Reasons for Taking Refuge
1. The dangers pertaining to the present life
2. The dangers pertaining to future lives
3. The dangers pertaining to the general course of existence
II. The Existence of a Refuge
III. Identification of the Objects of Refuge
1. The Buddha
2. The Dhamma
3. The Sangha
IV. The Act of Going for Refuge
V. The Function of Going for Refuge
VI. The Methods of Going for Refuge
VII. Corruptions and Breach of the Refuge
VIII. The Similes for the Refuges
TAKING THE PRECEPTS
I. The Essential Meaning of Sīla
II. The Five Precepts
1. The First Precept: Abstinence from Taking Life
2. The Second Precept: Abstinence from Taking What Is Not Given
3. The Third Precept: Abstinence from Misconduct in regard to Sense Pleasures
4. The Fourth Precept: Abstinence from False Speech
5. The Fifth Precept: Abstinence from Intoxicating Drinks and Drugs
III. The Eight Precepts
IV. The Benefits of Sìla
1. Benefits pertaining to the present life
2. Benefits pertaining to future lives
3. The benefits of the ultimate good
V. The Undertaking of Sìla
VI. The Breach of Sīla
VII. The Similes for Sīla
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Going for Refuge

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The first two steps in the process of becoming a lay disciple of the Buddha are the going forrefuge (saraṇa gamana)and the undertaking of the five precepts (pañca-sīla-samādāna). By theformer step a person makes the commitment to accept the Triple Gem—the Buddha, theDhamma, and the Sangha—as the guiding ideals of his life, by the latter he expresses hisdetermination to bring his actions into harmony with these ideals through right conduct.
The first two steps in the process of becoming a lay disciple of the Buddha are the going forrefuge (saraṇa gamana)and the undertaking of the five precepts (pañca-sīla-samādāna). By theformer step a person makes the commitment to accept the Triple Gem—the Buddha, theDhamma, and the Sangha—as the guiding ideals of his life, by the latter he expresses hisdetermination to bring his actions into harmony with these ideals through right conduct.

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Published by: lambda8 on Mar 12, 2013
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