Meaning of Pancha Sila

Pan•cha Si•la

Pronunciation: (pun'chu sē'lu), [key]
— Buddhism. Buddhism.
  1. a standard recitation of Hinayanists, including repetitions of formulas and of vows to abstain from anger, lust, cowardice, malevolence, and to abstain from the desire for possessions and unwholesome pleasures.
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