why then is it necessary to accept precepts

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-- I explain about our precepts. As you must have found out, “the precepts,” we say, but it is nothing so unusual-- it is just about the things as they are and about what we are. And that is precepts. You may wonder why then is it necessary [laughs] to accept precepts. But this is very important point. I want you to understand. It is very very common understanding which you can accept quite easily. You know, what I say-- what I said was there are three-- the three kind of precepts. One precept is-- ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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