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Giving the precepts - Dhamma Wheel
A Buddhist discussion forum on the Dhamma of the Theravāda
I'm asking about the 5 precepts....I don't know if they do this in other lineages, but there is a whole formula in Pali for taking the precepts that we use (our teacher is a bhikkhu in a Burmese lineage) and it involves asking the bhikkhu three times to be given the 5 precepts and then being given the precepts...