They are a brief collection of precepts resulting from the noble eightfold path of Buddhist teaching . In the course of the history of Buddhism there were up to 250 regulations for men and 328 for women ( Patimokkha ) for cultural and historical reasons . They have now been reduced to ten rules.
These are not commandments , as this term is understood in Christianity . The wharfs are only intended to provide a certain direction for the independent examination of one's own actions in a specific situation. Therefore, the imperative form is not used.
Even if the quays sound very simple, they include - again similar to the Christian commandments - very subtle facts.
The ten quays are:
- Not dead
- Don't steal
- Don't abuse sexuality
- Do not lie
- Do not be excessive with food and drink
- Don't be complacent or arrogant
- Don't be stingy or greedy
- Don't get angry
- Don't be dogmatic
- Do not abuse the Buddha, Dharma or Sangha
- San Bo Dojo - Zen Dojo Bonn eV accessed March 23, 2018