One day lay vows

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One day lay vows (Skt. upavāsatha; Tib. བསྙེན་གནས་, nyen né, Wyl. bsnyen gnas) — one of the pratimoksha vows which comprise eight specific vows which are kept for one day (Skt. aṣṭāṅgopavāsatha śikṣā; Tib. བསྙེན་གནས་, nyen né, Wyl. bsnyen gnas yan lag brgyad):

  1. not to kill
  2. not to steal
  3. not to have sexual intercourse
  4. not to lie
  5. not to take any intoxicants
  6. not to sing or dance
  7. not to eat after noon
  8. not to use high seats or luxurious beds


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