When we receive the precepts we are not given something that exists outside ourselves. To truly receive the precepts is to realize your true nature, revealing your life as the very body, form, and functioning of the enlightened state. — Maezumi Roshi
The Three Treasures
Being one with the Buddha.
Being one with the Dharma.
Being one with the Sangha.
The Three Pure Precepts
I vow to cease from evil.
I vow to do good.
I vow to do good for others .
The Ten Grave Precepts
I vow to refrain from killing.
I vow to refrain from stealing.
I vow to refrain from unchaste behavior.
I vow to refrain from telling lies.
I vow to refrain from being ignorant.
I vow to refrain from talking about others’ faults or errors.
I vow to refrain from elevating myself and blaming others.
I vow to refrain from being stingy.
I vow to refrain from being angry.
I vow to refrain from speaking ill of the Three Treasures.
Receiving the precepts,
sentient beings are one with Buddhas,
Buddhas are one with all beings.
Individuals, just as they are,
reveal the unity of Buddhas and beings
without inside or outside.
It is wholly manifested
at this very moment
in this very place.
— Gesshu Zenji (1618-1696)