I take refuge in Buddha, and resolve that with all beings I will understand the Great Way whereby the Buddha seed may forever thrive.
I take refuge in Dharma and resolve that with all beings I will enter deeply into the sutra treasure so that my wisdom may grow as vast as the ocean.
I take refuge in Sangha, and in its wisdom, example, and never-failing help, and resolve to live in harmony with all sentient beings.
I resolve to do good.
I resolve to liberate all living beings.
I resolve not to take what is not given, but to respect the things of others.
I resolve not to engage in harmful sexual relations, but to be loving and responsible.
I resolve not to lie but to speak the truth.
I resolve not to cause others to take intoxicants, nor to do so myself, but to keep the mind clear.
I resolve not to gossip about the faults of others, but to speak with kindness and respect.
I resolve not to praise myself (and disparage others), but to speak with honesty and humility.
I resolve not to withhold spiritual or material aid, but to give freely where needed.
I resolve not to indulge in anger, but to practice forbearance.
I resolve not to revile the Three Treasures, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, but to cherish and uphold them.