One day lay vows

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

  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


  • The Blissful Path of Action Tantra: A Ritual for Taking the One-Day Vows of a Layperson (bsnyen gnas kyi cho ga bya rgyud bde lam), by Jigme Lingpa.
  • How to Keep the Eight One-Day Vows of a Layperson (Wyl. bsnyen gnas yan lag brgyad pa'i sdom pa srung thabs), by Patrul Rinpoche