中国嵩山少林寺 - 方丈 - 释永信
Precepts for Shaolin Disciple
China Song Shan Shaolin Temple
Abbot Shi Yong Xin
1.Loyalty and respect to teachers：
All Shaolin disciples must follow our commitment to respecting teachers.
Understanding the Way is foremost. Follow our virtuous ancestors’ behaviour and uphold our kind mind.
2. Gratitude to parents and teachers：
All Shaolin disciples must undertake the responsibility of repaying gratitude to parents and teachers. Any harmful behaviour to others will lead to bad karma and others will not want to associate with them.
3. Avoiding evil behaviour：
All Shaolin disciples must practice purifying their mind and kindness, following the rules of no killing, no adultery, and no lying.
4.Humility and dedication：
All Shaolin disciples must be humble and diligent in their practice, dedicating themselves to developing expertise while acquiring broad knowledge and maintaining focus. A dedicated mind achieves inner power.
All Shaolin disciples must practice what they learn in their daily lives. Propagation of Chan and Martial Arts is achieved when disciples practice both simultaneously.
All Shaolin disciples must practice diligently and courageously. Kung Fu can only be achieved through continuous hard work.
7.Avoiding cheating and fighting:
Shaolin disciples must never use their skills to bully others.
All Shaolin disciples are united as one entity. There should not be any private groupings.
9. Respecting the reputation of others：
All Shaolin disciples must respect each other following the principles of the Way. Praising oneself and disparaging others is a shameful behaviour.
All Shaolin disciples must obey orders in carrying out missions for the benefit of all.
All Shaolin disciples must observe these ten precepts with strong will and faith to liberate themselves and others.