Pancha Sila

[puhn-chuh see-luh]

noun Buddhism.

a standard recitation of Hinayanists, including repetitions of formulas and of vows to abstain from anger, lust, cowardice, malevolence, and to abstain from the desire for possessions and unwholesome pleasures.

Origin of Pancha Sila

From the Pali word pañca sīlā Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019